Mayan Ball Court, Copan Ruinas

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While exploring the ancient Copán ruins, don’t miss the chance to see Mayan Ball Court, standing near the hieroglyphic stairway. Many mysteries still surround the nature of the game, which was played between teams using a rubber ball, resembling today's soccer in many ways. Some argue that the losing team was sacrificed, while others believe the game was simply part of a mysterious Mayan ritual. Nevertheless, the long, narrow playing alley, flanked by decorated walls and sculptures of macaws, amazes visitors with its precision and beauty. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Copan Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mayan Ball Court and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • another building within the Copan Ruinas, just next to the Hieroglyphic Stairway. We saw bigger Pelota stadiums, but it still is a very nice building.  more »
  • It would be easy to walk past this part of Copan Ruins without realising what it is or its significance. Get a guide and get a real insight, as they turn a ruin into life. Go early, as it is quiet and...  more »
  • When you enter copan ruins you definitely transport yourself with all the history it has! Fantastic place  more »

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