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. To visit Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua on your holiday in Quirigua, and find out what else Quirigua has to offer, use our Quirigua road trip app .
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  • , Is worth a visit. The steles are splendid, well visible in this splendid Park. At the bottom, must be mounted on the stands, the view from 2 sides is worth the small effort. If you want to eat on-site, to plan your picnic.
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  • This is a small site and the museum leaves a lot to be desired. However, the beautiful and stunning stelae with their hieroglyphs are something that you can't see at any other Mayan site. The state of...  more »
  • Site is not very well known (especially in Italy), but very interesting for large stele (partly comparable to El Ceibal, perhaps the best preserved) and the orientation of the city and its commercial nature.
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