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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  • Six hours of road from Guatemala, bad food and bad service of buses Litegua, worth to see this marvel of Mesoamerican archaeology. The site is small, architecturally nothing remarkable, but the sculpted monuments compensates for all of the above. It takes money to buy souvenirs in the Museum of jade.
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  • Is a fraction of what it was, but the exposed rocks are of great value is very well kept, cut grass to get through a very curious banana farm is small, but worth a visit
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  • Being nearby the area in which these ruins exist, we stopped by. All one needs is a couple of hours to relish the sites that exist here as well as engaging with the locals. My advice for anyone seekin...  more »

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