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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  • I loved this place, very different from the other archaeological sites. Even under a downpour it was worth. This place does not leave indifferent, there is some peace.
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  • Amazing interesting place and very difficult to find. Built in or around the 2nd -3rd century AD. Had to charter a taxi from Rio Dulce which cost me 250 Quetzales (£8) after haggling but definitely wo...  more »
  • Foundations of the Mayan civilization, enters it the Park is very accessible, also where contrails and Zoomorphic more cataracts in mesoamerica, live a good par relepelnte alos mosquitoes, the entrance has a pressure approx. of Q25, creoo...
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