Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua, Quirigua

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Take a step back in time to the inscribed World Heritage Site of Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua to see what remains of an 8th century capital city of a Mayan autonomous state. The archeological site is home to carved stelae and sculpted calendars that have proven to be integral in the study of Mayan civilization. The park is dedicated exclusively to the preservation of ancient architecture and 17 monuments believed to be carved between 426 CE and 810 CE. Walk the grounds at your leisure, read the informative plaques, or sit and admire the ruins from a shady park bench. To visit Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua on your holiday in Quirigua, and find out what else Quirigua has to offer, use our Quirigua road trip app .
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  • Unknown to most, it presents itself to the visitor as an immense green expanse well cared for between the forest and a huge banana plantation. Rich in great stems. (the tallest up to 10 meters) celebrating the last Mayan king.i Maya of Quiriguà specialized in stone working and built stems for the Mayans of Copan, until they went independent. The acropolis remains to be completely excavated. All very nice and relaxing,like walking in a park.
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  • As someone who has been to over 40 Maya ruins, how could we not see Quirigua while visiting Copan. We were based in Copan and it was a 3 hour drive to Quirgua including border crossing into Guatemala....  more »
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