It was a Mayan City of the post-classic period, it is located in the south of the state of Yucatan. 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.

Mayapán Mayan Ruins

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

Temple of Kukulkan , Mayapan Mayan Ruins

The Castle of Kukulkan

It is the tallest and most important building of the site located on the south side of the central square, it is a pyramidal base made up of nine staggered bodies

Temple of the Warrios, Mayapan Mayan Ruis

Temple of the Warriors

The Temple of the Warriors and the Sanctuary of the Snake are located in the northeast corner of the Central Plaza, attached to the back of the base of the Turtle Room.

Room of the Frescos

Room of the Frescoes

It received this name because, when it was excavated, fragments of mural painting were found on both sides of the central wall in the shape of an “L”.

Temploe of the Painted Niches, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Temple of the Painted Niches

It is a building approximately 7.5 m high. Composed of a basement with two construction stages on which a temple sits

Shrines and Altars, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Shrines and Altars

In the interior of the Central Plaza of Mayapán there are several small sanctuaries and altars, associated with monumental buildings, among them two platforms can be seen.

Room of the Kings, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Hall of the Kings

It receives this name because during its exploration the stucco modeled faces of the characters that decorated the columns of the room were found.

Round Temple, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Round Temple

It is located in the architectural complex of the Central Plaza, made up of a rectangular base on which a circular vaulted construction stands

The oratory, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

The Oratory

These three buildings together with the Round Temple make up the eastern side of the Central Plaza. Each one stands on its base and its stairs face the Plaza.

Room of the good Chaac, Mayapan Mayan Ruins

Room of Chaac

These three buildings together with the Round Temple make up the eastern side of the Central Plaza. Each one stands on its base and its stairs face the Plaza.

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