Iximche, Panajachel

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Step back to the 15th century and learn about Mayan culture at Iximche. Dating back to about 1470, the local area was once the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom, until it was abandoned in 1524. Find the remains of pyramid-temples, palaces, and two Mesoamerican ball courts, all of which sit in ruins on a flat grassy area. Nature has taken over some parts of the ruins, with grass growing at the top of the pyramid remains. Hire a local guide to learn about the history of Mayan culture and, more specifically, the archaeological site. Plan a trip to Panajachel easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Toured here with my family. The staff was very friendly and made it very exciting for my younger cousin :) Beautiful area and great history! 
    Toured here with my family. The staff was very friendly and made it very exciting for my younger cousin :) Beautiful area and great history!  more »
  • The archeological site of Iximche is located near the town of Tecpan about an hour's drive from Antigua Guatemala. The price of admission is 50 Q for foreigners. There are no guides available as far.....  more
    The archeological site of Iximche is located near the town of Tecpan about an hour's drive from Antigua Guatemala. The price of admission is 50 Q for foreigners. There are no guides available as far.....  more »
  • Worth visiting if it’s on the way. The little town leading up to the cite was very lively and also worth exploring. 
    Worth visiting if it’s on the way. The little town leading up to the cite was very lively and also worth exploring.  more »
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  • Great site to visit. Easy to find and not crowded. Close to Tecpan and all the great restaurants
  • Once the capital of the Mayan Empire, these ruins are huge and still in use. I could have spent the entire day here soaking in the history and the tranquility.
  • Nice place. Good place to learn history and culture. Bilingual guide was well knowledged and hospitable. I wish the Guatemalan government would allocate money to help support and preserve history like this. Not take money that comes from visitors
  • If you're a fan of Mayan culture/history, don't miss these. Beautiful and well maintained, also active archeological site.
  • Learned alot will be coming back. Super excited to visit again. Fun 10 ten days.

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