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About Chichen Itza


Chichen Itza, Yucatan.

Chichen Itza is an impressive archaeological site located to the southeast of Merida, Yucatan's capital city. During its golden years, Chichen Itza was the most important political, economic and religious center for the Mayan civilization.

Although, unlike most of the existing archaeological sites nowadays, it lacks the intense colored pigments the Mayans used to decorate their temples, markets and ball courts, Chichen Itza continues to impress national and foreign travelers with its architectonic beauty. Another fascinating facet of the Mayans is the perfect harmony they had with nature, reflected through the special arrangement of the buildings in the city, built to coincide with significant astronomical phenomena.

Chichen Itza was recently named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, after a worldwide voting via the internet. UNESCO has considered the archeological city as a World Heritage Site since 1988. These titles are well deserved by Chichen Itza, since it is only through the understanding of the rituals held there and the engravings on buildings throughout the city that we can fully comprehend the ancient wisdom the Mayans, some of which is still relevant today!

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