Archaeological Sites Map Yucatan Mexico

Archaeological Sites Yucatán

Walk the stunning cities of the ancient Maya world for an unforgettable adventure. There are more than a dozen examples of history and culture to explore in Yucatán. 

 

CHICHEN ITZA

Chichén Itzá is located east of Yucatán, on the road to Cancún, 120 kilometers from Mérida. The grandeur of the heritage goes beyond the Main Esplanade, Observatory, Sacred Cenote, Ball Court and Temple of a Thousand Columns.

DZIBILCHALTUN

Dzibilchaltún was one of the great urban centers that flourished in northern Yucatán Peninsula, jutting out as one of the oldest cities and covering 17 square kilometers with more than 8,000 architectural structures.

UXMAL

Known as the "Thrice Built", Uxmal is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Mayan culture in Yucatán. Its beauty is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards or quadrangles.

EK BALAM

Ek Balam has 45 structures and is surrounded by concentric stone walls with one linking to the central buildings. Ek Balam also features a very beautiful arc where sacbé (white road) flowed, which in ancient times connected the Mayan kingdoms.

ACANCEH

There are nine cenotes and two caves in the municipality. In the main square you can visit the two restored Mayan buildings: the Pyramid and the Palace of the Stuccos.

AKE

This prehispanic city developed in approximately 1000 AD is located 32 kilometers from the city of Mérida. Architectural highlights can be found in the Palace which remains well preserved.

MAYAPAN

Known as "Flag of the Maya", the walled city of Mayapan is considered the last great Mayan capital, and although it is not a place that had large buildings, more than four thousand architectural structures have been discovered here.

X'CAMBO

Still considered a place of pilgrimage and worship of the Virgin of X'Cambó, who according to tradition more than 50 years ago appeared on the site, which is revered in prehistoric buildings built on the chapel.

OXKINTOC

Oxkintoc is located in the western Puuc region, 70 kilometers south of Mérida in the Yucatán. A structure known as The Labyrinth is located at Oxkintoc, which is thought to represent a trip to the underworld.

KABAH

Kabah is known as the Puuc area's second largest religious center. Its heyday was around 800 AD, when it communicated with Uxmal by a sacbé that starts right in "El Arco", a kind of main gate of the city. A building of great beauty is the "Palace", located on a high ground forming a quadrangle.

SAYIL

An urban center of great extension developed between 600 and 900 AD. The facade of its buildings is decorated in stone mosaic. You can also see "The Palace", the most notable building area.

XLAPAK

One of the greatest jewels of the Puuc architectural style also called "The Palace" with a magnificent facade where a board mosaic stone fretwork and other geometric elements. In the corners and in the center there are spectacular masks of Chaac.

LABNA

A small but important Mayan city, which reached its peak between 600 and 900 AD. It is composed of a set of scattered buildings in a small valley and is world famous for having a beautiful Mayan construction carved in stone.

CHACMULTUN

The old city is integrated by four monumental architectural groups called Chacmultún, Cabalpak, Xethpol, and Central; together they cover about one square kilometer.