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Mayan Ball Court, Copan
(4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Mayan Ball Court on your trip to Copan, use our Copan vacation generator.
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  • lack of explanations and signals poor if not guide, expensive for the lack of information provided
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  • Not just the ball court but the whole ruins are good, a short walk from town down a well kept path, the entry fee is a lot, but there's not much else to do in Copan, we got to go down the tunnels for ...  more »
  • have fun trying on structures around the sculptures and ornaments that adorn them and representing animals
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