Mayan Ball Court, Copan

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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 holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mayan Ball Court and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • When you enter copan ruins you definitely transport yourself with all the history it has! Fantastic place  more »
  • This was a great and interesting part of Copan Ruinas. Enjoy much power is lost among the ruins with whimsy. See sunset, listen to the birds and feel that that legacy transports you to a very distant past.
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  • The ball court is in excellent shape. Some of the original stone sculptures have been removed in order to preserve them. There are models in the area so you see how it looked. Don't worry though, the ...  more »

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