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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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  • It's worth the Q100 to hire a guide here. Enjoyed a morning of exploring the ruins. There was a ceremony going on that we were able to watch. All in all well worth the visit!  more »
  • We visited Iximche on a Monday morning, arrived about 10:30am and pretty much had the place to ourselves. There is a 50Q admission (about $7). There is a small museum near the entrance and restrooms a...  more »
  • A nice place to visit, not so touristic but full of local people which is always nice to see. We arrived shortly before closing time ( closes at 4h00 pm) and the caretaker was not so keen into letting...  more »