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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  • One comes here for one thing and one thing only: the stelae. So if you like stelae (and REALLY like stelae!), then you'll be in seventh heaven. Otherwise, sit back and watch the Discovery Channel go t...  more »
  • The site is not very large and in fact consists of only monumental courtyard in which were found some of the world's largest and best preserved Mayan stelae. Recommend to visit with a guide that helps to understand the historical context and to decipher a portion of the glyphs.
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  • Quiriguá archaeological zone located in the East of the country in one hundred and fifty kilometers from the capital of Guatemala, in the Motagua River Valley, near the border with Honduras, close to Quirigua is the largest banana plantation in Guatemala. You can stop and look at yourself, as these fruits are grown. Quirigua Mayan stelae is famous for. This is impressive, similar to columns carved stone obelisks with them drawings and hieroglyphics. at great meadow covered with green lush grass, there are 22 stelas, closed canopies. Here was found the largest Maya monument, weighing 65 tons and a height of more than 10 meters. Recommend on their way to Honduras and photos with bananas.
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