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Historical Monuments in Yucatán

11 historical monuments in Yucatán

Historical Monuments in Chichén-Itzá
Temple of Kukulcan (El Castillo)
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El Castillo or Pyramid of Kukulcan, is the most impressive monument of Chichén Itzá, and this is why it is considered to be one of the new wonders of the World. The pyramid is in the midst of a vast open space, but the truth in my view is, that Coba is much prettier, and you can climb further, the great thing for me about Chichen is, that you can admire its design from afar . This work is part Mayan and part Toltec and certainly part of it comes from a city called Tula, Hidalgo. It was built in honor of Kukulcan. Its steps represent the 365 days of the year, it was used by teachers of astrology, and probably built to worship the sun. The main staircase is located on the north side of the monument, and so as not to get lost on this huge staircase, try to find the feathered serpent's head. This is the most striking phenomenon I've seen, honestly most people go for the mystical day that is exactly when the equinox falls on Kukulcan, and which can only seen in those days. From start to finish the sculpture looks stunning as light and shadow descend, shaping the figure representing the plumed serpent
Historical Monuments in Uxmal
Pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal
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Steep, with an oval base, the home of Adivino for me, this is the most striking monument in Uxmal. According to legend it was erected in one night by a dwarf, but the truth is that you can appreciate various stages of construction where a a temple covered the construction from above. It is assumed that the pyramid was painted red with touches of blue, yellow and black. The corrosion of the paint and mortar has brought out the limestone from underneath. It is 35m high and it is forbidden to climb to the top to prevent erosion. It seems like a perfect idea and should be applied to all such monuments.
Historical Monuments in Chichén-Itzá
The Wall of Skulls
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Well, we finally got to go to the legendary city of Chichen Itza. If you go, seeing The Wall of Skulls is a must. There are rows of stone skulls representing each of the heads of enemies killed. So, representing the victims, the Maya believed they could achieve immortality. Thus, death is often symbolized with snake-symbol-consciousness. Each skull is carved differently ... Who knows what strange spell or curse protejen-wall-this strange?
Historical Monuments in Mérida
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Historical Monuments in Mérida
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Historical Monuments in Chichén-Itzá
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Historical Monuments in Mérida
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Historical Monuments in Mérida
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Historical Monuments in Santa Elena
The house of turtles
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This Mayan memorial called 'House of Turtles' is located in the best place, Uxmal. It's very near the palace of the Governor, which, as its name implies, the building is decorated with ornate Mayan turtle figures. The turtles are associated with the rain god Chac. Mayan legend has it that when the people were suffering from a terrible drought they prayed to Chac and he commanded the precious treasure of the water. As I mentioned previously, all corners of the Uxmal archaeological site have Puuc architectural features. The short frieze columns rimming the temple under the sea are characteristic Puuc style. This is a beautiful place in a magical place of legends and realities that persist to this day. "Happiness is the reward of the brave".
Historical Monuments in Chichén-Itzá
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Historical Monuments in Chichén-Itzá
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