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Gran Juego de Pelota

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a huge sports fan I found this part of the tour very interesting, the whole game concept and they meaning of the sacrifice after the game it’s just mystical.

Thank Hernando O
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Enjoy with guided tours to see old traditions of the Maya civilization.It"s a part of history that we must to see and to learn.

Thank Liviu L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Try to make the noise from one side to the other the acoustics are fabulous I can't believe this site love it!! and this is one of the locations that you don't have to walk that much from the main pyramid

Thank Walther O
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This ball game arena is, I think, the biggest yet discovered. The hoops are missing and although the size is certainly impressive, and some wall carvings remain we far preferred the ball game arena at Coba. Coba’s is much smaller but hoops in place, some...More

Thank rosco2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I recommend a guided tour of Chichen Itza because the guides are very knowledgeable about the entire site. They will explain how this game of juego de pelota was played and that it was more a ritual than a game. You will enjoy visiting the...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Another must see in Chichen Itza. The site is amazing and you can even imagine the teams playing and the audience. Games could take up to 5 days and the guy that scored had the privilege to be put to death.

Thank tozepinto
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is more than twice as large as a regular soccer field where the Mayan warrior ball players tried played with a ball made of rubber and bounced it off the wall using everything else except their hands, much like the modern soccer, except that...More

Thank Kenkhan
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Don't miss this site while visiting Chichen Itza. The size of the ball court is very impressive. I can't imagine how anybody was able to get the ball through the rings without using arms or legs/feet.

Thank Vera L
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This structure reminds me of the arena in Cusco Peru I'm always impressed how the diminutive Mayans (in this case) could heft a 3 lb rubber ball (I think it was) around the court in small teams using hips and shoulder but not arms and...More

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A really interesting area of the Chichen Itza site. It has been very well preserved and is great for a history nerd such as myself.

Thank JasonDoz
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