It was a Mayan City of the post-classic period, it is located in the south of the state of Yucatán. Its population reaches a number of 12 thousand inhabitants, Mayapán was founded by a group of cocom, whom experts associate with the Mayan - Toltec culture.

The center of the Mayapán league was a confederation that brought together the chiefs of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá.

In this archaeological site you can find a main square containing administrative and civic and religious buildings. The buildings are spread out as platforms and traditional pyramids on which the main pyramid is the “Castillo de Kukulcán” found in Chichén Itzá.


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This city is not in good condition like other archaeological sites because it was looted and almost completely destroyed, however you can find interesting buildings and temples almost all around the main square since this was a capital city.

The City of Mayapán was built in the likeness of Chichén Itzá. Its main buildings are copies of the capital of the Itzáes.

Tip: When visiting Mayapán next to the main pyramids you will see a bower, below it are protected some frescoes, which will give you the idea of how the decoration of this ancient city was in its maximum splendor

Other Structures in Mayapan

Video de Mayapán