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These ruined are amazing they do a great job in keeping them clean. When you arrive there you really get an amazing feeling of what it was like to live back in those days. They skill it took to make these ruined out of stone...More
The well fortified city fell to the Spanish led by Pedro Alverdo in 1520, following a month long siege that employed additional Mayan mercenaries, Spanish calvery and firearms. The Spanish massacred many and enslaved the remaining inhabitants, Alverado then ordering the city burned. The city...More
The site is a citadel overlooking steep ravines..
the platform like buildings do not seem religious at all but rather wholly defensive. Royalty could hardly be carried aloft on these step ladder size treads with any dignity.
The twin towers are an arm span apart....perhaps...More
One of the highlights of any trip to Guatemala is a visit to Mayan ruins. If you're visiting the Guatemala City-Antigua-Lake Atitlan areas and don't have the time or inclination to drive far to the northeast part of the country to see impressive ruins, go...More
As an archaeologist, I'm used to seeing archaeological sites that have been reconstructed, but WOW, this site was amazing! Absolutely breathtaking & scenic vistas, well kept grounds...I didn't want to leave. Some additional signage about the structures & history would be a welcome addition for...More
These ruins are spectacular! One of the nice things is that they are out of the way so it's not very busy. The people who were there were super friendly and helpful. Bring water! Or money to buy water. It is a very big complex...More
I had no idea what to expect but from the moment we arrived at the top of the drive, the views only got better. Far below, canyons and a distant river wound its way through the trees. We parked by what was the secret entrance,...More
I really enjoyed our visit to Mixco Viejo. We were lucky to have a guide to help us understand the significance of all the ruins and trees and plants that grew at this site. The history is amazing! Such a great place to visit. It...More