Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas

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Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A place that you can't miss if possible do it with a guide or have been informed before about the history of the place. On the outside, before antes de ingresar enter sells cheaper craft than in Copan and it has rained the previous day for any reason forget the mosquito repellent.
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  • In the countryside, a beautiful archaeological site, a few kilometres from the border with Guatemala. We took a guide because very large and you could get lost and lose valuable explanations. Not very busy you can enjoy this spectacular site and of its flora and fauna
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  • Maya village in Copan is one of the most well known. Here is a lot to see and a lot is not excavated. But the finest ball path of its kind is here and most of the hieroglyphics are here, too, in addition to several temples
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