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Cenote Sagrado - Chichen Itza Yucatan

Sagrado Cenote - Chichen Itza Yucatan

The Sagrado cenote is located north of the pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza archaeological zone, with 60 meters in diameter is completely open, 15 m separates the water surface and is cordoned off to prevent people from getting too close to shore.

The Mayans who lived there used it to make religious sacrifices as a tribute to their gods in ceramics and jewelry also sprayed the background while performing the ritual. Over the years it has been dredged for the recovery of pottery, human bones, jade jewelry, copper and other materials. At its edge is still a platform where it is believed that from there the girls were thrown.


Because of its cultural value and its form, this is just a cenote where you can admire and enjoy while doing his tour of the archeological zone.

Historical Mayan sources define this natural well as an important ceremonial center and pilgrimage destination between the 5th and 16th centuries A.D. Ritual were conducted here and offerings were made of gold copper tombac (a kind of brass) obsidian, quartz, shell, wood, copal, rubber, textiles and skeletal remains mainly of children and adult males.

The nearly circular pool is 60m in diameter.

The distance from ground level down to the water is approximately 22 meters and the deoth of the water is from to 6 to meters beyond that.