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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  • Quirigua is a place where you can walk with friends have a good time and admire the incredible messages that old civilizations in Guatemala wrote. Nice place to walk, have a good day learning and talk...  more »
  • A must visit Quirigua, city Allied and enemy of Copán (Honduras). The high seven stelae of brownstone (up to 11 m) are spread in a flat but somewhat swampy Park. One of them reported the death (by beheading) of 18-Rabbit, the King of Copán in 737... Some Zoomorphic sculptures (frog, snake...) round off this site.
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  • This park has the best stelae I have seen. Extremely well preserved. This is not the place to go if you're looking for pyramids or extensive ruins. But it's absolutely worth the time to see the stelae...  more »