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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 29 August 2014

These ballcourts were ubiquitous throughout Mesoamerica, and even up to the American Southwest. For the Mayans here at Chichén Itzá, the ballgames had religious significance. And they weren't played for fun. Someone got sacrificed as a result of a ballgame, as suggested by the decapitated...More

Thank Bunmaster2014
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you love history and sports you will really appreciate this attraction. We went on a guided tour to see the Pyramids of Chichen Itza, which I recommend you do too. On our tour we discovered that the ancient city had much more to offer!...More

1  Thank JesseCarley
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is perhaps the biggest preserved ball court in Mesoamerica. In terms of the game itself, there were 2 teams. The goals were circle-shaped, and around 20 ft up the wall (pretty high!) As a history enthusiast, I found it amazing that Mayan civilization developed...More

Thank Sami A
Reviewed 22 July 2014

There are very interesting facts about this game and ceremony in Chichen Itzá park. You should ask for a tour guide about all the things engraved and about the sacrifice ceremonies that took place. Fascinating...

Thank Ricardo A
Reviewed 14 July 2014

On the ball court you can see how the mayan played a game that was a bit like modern football and basketball combind. In this game the point was to get a ball through a ring, several meters above the ground and you had to...More

Thank Ludvig R
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The ball court at Chichen Itza is quite impressive. When you see the goals 21 feet up sticking out from a flat wall, you wonder how long these games were played (sometimes days!) even though it was won with the first score. Even more surprising...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Visited this in June this year. It's a must go if you are into history or architecture. Very, very interesting place.

1  Thank Thomson1991
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The fantastic show at Xcaret gives a clear impression of how this and other ball courts at othe Mayan ruins were used. Go early to avoid the crowds, our guide gave our small group a great insight into how the court was used. Have a...More

Thank Geoffrey I
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We went to xcaret 2 days later and my kids understood everything watching the amazing show at the end of the night.

Thank AnaPaez
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Largest ball court and it is impressive! You will not be disappointed if you are into the sports aspect of the Ancient Maya. I remember looking up and at the hoops of the grand ball court and asking the guide how many points they played...More

1  Thank Jennifer G
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