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Iximche, Tecpan

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#10 of 59 in Historic Sites in Guatemala
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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Step back to the 15th century and learn about Mayan culture at Iximche. Dating back to about 1470, the local area was once the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom, until it was abandoned in 1524. Find the remains of pyramid-temples, palaces, and two Mesoamerican ball courts, all of which sit in ruins on a flat grassy area. Nature has taken over some parts of the ruins, with grass growing at the top of the pyramid remains. Hire a local guide to learn about the history of Mayan culture and, more specifically, the archaeological site. Plan a trip to Tecpan easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • So glad our tour group spent about 90 minutes here. A trip to Guatemala is incomplete without visiting Mayan ruins. Sports fields caught my interest. Very well cared for plus interesting small... 
    So glad our tour group spent about 90 minutes here. A trip to Guatemala is incomplete without visiting Mayan ruins. Sports fields caught my interest. Very well cared for plus interesting small...  more »
  • Our trip to this site was unforgettable. Our tour guide Melvin was so knowledgeable, kind, funny, and proud of his culture. All this shined from him and as a result it was truly a potent experience... 
    Our trip to this site was unforgettable. Our tour guide Melvin was so knowledgeable, kind, funny, and proud of his culture. All this shined from him and as a result it was truly a potent experience...  more »
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  • It's a pretty nice place to go and the ruins are kind of intact. Most of the area is outside ruins, though there is also a museum that shows some artifacts and explains some stuff about there. I personally had the chance to see a ceremony though I do not know how common those are or if they are common. My only complaint is in the museum there is not any English for the things to read in the museum. There are also tour guides so they may be able to explain it though I am not sure.
  • The site is small, but of historic relevance. It's well kept. Entrance bathrooms a clean. Short drive from Guatemala city. Book a guide on site to understand the history and what the buildings are.

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