Dzibilchaltun

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Museums & Galleries

Dzibilchaltun may not be as famous as its counterparts such as Coba or Chichén Itzá, but it is still a good place to visit if you are intrigued by the Mayans and their culture. Since it is closer to the city than the other ruins, it is a viable option if you are pressed for time. Though there are no big pyramids, it still has its distinct elements that makes the visit worthwhile. It seems it was inhabited from the pre-classic era till the Spanish invasion and is considered to be the Mayan's longest active city. As per the archaeologists' survey there are 8400 structures, though only a few have been excavated. During its hey days it was a prosperous city and a focal point for the Mayan coastal trade. Some of the interesting facets to see are the Temple of the Dolls (Templo de las Siete Muñecas), Open Chapel, Cenote Xlakah and the air-conditioned Dzibilchaltun Museum.

Location:  Dzibilchaltun

Business hours:  Tu-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.