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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  • Excellent choice for the Mayan culture. Very close to a beautiful city that calls you to walk its streets of stones with a variety of good restaurants and bars.
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  • Copán was the first of the Mayan cities visited by us. The temple and the sculptures are just fantastic. Whether you should spend the $ 15 for the underground passages, I would rather deny after a visit. More an attempt to knock out something more. The rest of the system is however top. A completely different world. Word of advice: forget not the Museum next to the entrance.
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  • We visited the ruins of Copan planned and need a guide to the knowledge. We were set to an English-speaking guide and had befriended us with the thought, to experience the ruins at best English. At the entrance, however, we met the first German-speaking guide (Heinz), which shared his extensive knowledge of art, culture and background details of the Maya era with us. His self acquired knowledge, draws from a rich source of information and you can feel his own enthusiasm to this culture... TOP TOP TOP
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