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. See Iximche and all Panajachel has to offer by arranging your trip with our Panajachel tourist route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This was worth the long bus ride from our cruise ship. These ruins are from the late post-classic period - the city was burned by the Spanish in the 1520s and has suffered from earthquakes since then,...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We went to the place to know but its structure is very deserted and everything you need to turn do not think that it is worthwhile. The cost of the entry is 50 q. Offer Community Guide, but it is an additional cost.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We stopped here on our way to Panajachel. It's not a large ruin site, but it's well maintained and includes a museum. Worth the stop if you are going to Atitlan.  more »

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