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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  • The site is small but with a tour guide we had there was a lot of history to learn. Each of the massive square stone Estrela was dedicated to a Mayan king and explained who they were or what they did....  more »
  • We decided to visit this place as one of the World Heritage sites and we were not disappointed. To get there we took bus from Rio Dulce. We got off at T-junction and then took motorbike taxi. In the a...  more »
  • The whole place interesting, compact. Not the usual pyramids, but there is a perfectly preserved stelae. For connoisseurs of Mayan culture probably real treasure. If you go there on purpose, it is worth considering the fairly narrow long road, overloaded trucks. Also don't recommend visiting during/after the rain, the whole area turns into a swamp. Oh and of course insects:(
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