Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Quirigua

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Take a step back in time to the inscribed World Heritage Site of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua to see what remains of an 8th century capital city of a Mayan autonomous state. The archeological site is home to carved stelae and sculpted calendars that have proven to be integral in the study of Mayan civilization. The park is dedicated exclusively to the preservation of ancient architecture and 17 monuments believed to be carved between 426 CE and 810 CE. Walk the grounds at your leisure, read the informative plaques, or sit and admire the ruins from a shady park bench. Before you head to Quirigua, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Quirigua travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Quirigua has to offer, including Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua.
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  • Even though we visited this site at around 1 p.m under a terribly hot temperature, probably around 35 C, we just fell in love with it, the stelae , altars and boulders are just fantastic and impressiv...  more »
  • This is a site on the way from Guatemala City to Tikal. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about...  more »
  • A most fascinating insight into an ancient civilization we know so little about. Some pre-trip reading is a must, and/or a visit to the Popol Vuh archaelogy museum in Guatemala City.  more »