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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  • Our tour of Copan began with a small site museum. From there we walked to the Principal Group consisting of a huge plaza and acropolis complex. The hieroglyphic stairway is awesome. The central plaza has numerous monumental stelae. On the acropolis there are a series of tunnels under several buildings that are open to tourists. The lighted tunnels allow you to see various construction stages where a new temple was built with a slightly different exterior shape upon an older existing temple. When walking across the central plaza a spectacular flock of macaws flew overhead squawking all the way. Copan is actively working to restore the presence of scarlet macaws. In summary visiting Copan is a serene and spiritual experience. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reasons.
  • Copán was truly amazing! I highly recommend making to trek out there. It is somewhat difficult to get there if you have limited time but Casasola bus is your best option.
  • Excellent ruins and really well maintained. Could spend all day walking around. Parrots as soon as you walk in we're amazing to see on their own. Would recommend the tour guide, you get so much information from the kings to the symbols and animals etc.
  • Had a wonderful experience exploring this once forgotten pre-columbian city situated in the jungle. Most amazing place complemented by an excellent museum nearby.
  • Must see in Copan. Go early for more beautiful pictures. At the entrance you can hire a guide if you want for around 20 dollars for 4 persons. Also big birds in the parc. Only the ruines are worth it, the other formulas were less interesting.

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