Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Quirigua

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • What has been discovered and is well maintained, but excavations were shut down, the Acropolis is not open and digging it seems started and then abandoned. Overall the site is nice and beautiful stone.
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  • This is a much more interesting park if you've got a good tour guide that can explain the rise and fall of the dynasty that built this temple complex and the memorial statues that are in front of it. ...  read more »
  • The Maya site of Quirigua is not known as to Copan, but is also interesting, especially for large stele of great sculptural value. In an extensive green area you can admire these stele depicting the deity or great personalities of the Kingdom of the Mayas.
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