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Gran Juego de Pelota

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gran Juego de Pelota is in effect the stadium used by the Mayan people to play their sport. A visit there would reveal the rules and difficulty and the unnatural consequence of the victorious captain. Located a short walk from the Kukulcan Pyramid.

Thank Anirudh_Anand
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The field or pitch where the amazing people who built Chichen itza used to play their games. What we loved most about it was the fact that when you stand on it or by it, you get amazing views of the temples that tower above...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Important and enjoyable archaeological site for understanding North American / Mexican / Mayan development

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This is my second time in many years visiting Chichén itza and taking in the culture and every time it's an experience that must be absorb and understand the meaning of the ball game

Thank juanz564
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The guide gave us a fascinating insight in to the Mayan version of a ball game - although the losers having their heads lopped off was a bit much! Football today.... easy peasy!

Thank lisealleyne
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What an interested way to play the ball You might think is an actual game It's a ritual with lots loose

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Interesting site where the mayans played a game with balls (pelotas). The goal was a small circle and the balls weighted aprox.2 Kg. It was a mix of sport and ritual. The site has an interesting echo effect.

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 20 March 2017

More sites at Chichen Itza than we had time to see on our tour, but we're going back, and it worth exploring!

Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Whenever anyone asks me what it was like here, I always ask them 'have you seen idiot abroad?' (British tv show) because it is just as commercial as you see on there, and it really is annoying. Still, you have to look past that, it...More

Thank Ceri M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you're wandering around Chichen Itza, you'll see this eventually. It's amazing to think about how a centuries-old civilisation had the technology to build effectively the equivalent of a modern stadium, though unlike the Coliseum in Rome, this was for a peaceful competition.

Thank PsychoSavager
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Hello, Is this on the same site as the main Chichen Itza? Thanks
27 November 2016|
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