Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas

#1 of 22 in Historic Sites in Honduras
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This was a Pre-Classic and Classic period site. At its peak there were some 20,000 inhabitants spread out over an area of dozens of square miles. There are step pyramids here, as well as an...  more »
  • We were so sad about our very lackluster experience. We arrived late in the day and took the only tour guide left. Unfortunately, he told us very little and we had to drag info out of him. It made me....  more »

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