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El Caracol - Observatorio

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Chichen Itzá is divided in two main sections the new and the old, the old part is pure Maya and it’s where you will find this observatory, and if you really want to understand all the mathematics and astrology involved in its construction please make...More

Thank Hernando O
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I recommend taking a guided tour of the entire site at Chichen Itza because the guides are very knowledgeable about all of the buildings on the site. This is a neat observatory and one of my favorite buildings on the site. You will learn that...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of the real highlights in chicken itza. The atmosphere of the jungle and buildings are amazing. We counted also many iguanas.

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Take the time to visit Old Chichen in the woods adjacent to the "new" Chichen site At the heart of old Chichen is El Caracol, the observatory The steps lead up to a large platform and the small tower where the Mayans apparently watched the...More

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Mayan people were very aware about astronomy. Try to think that this people were studying the stars just with two crossed canes and observation... this temple has 3 windows for solstice, equinoxes. Need to be there and listen nice histories about it. It's connected underground...More

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

To better understanding take the night lights show, they will explained every thing, in a simple But realistic way

Thank richard m
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Then we visited Chichen-Itza, the main ruins there remarkable, but Observatorio was something outstanding. It is a blend of magical and scientific construction, completely different in design to most we saw so far. Must see while you at the place!

Thank Kaminovs
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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

Reviewed 26 April 2017

All of the Chichen Itza complex is just amazing and much bigger than I thought, we visited it in April and it was very hot.

Thank tutmosis3
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This constuction at the Chichén Itzá site was once an astronomical observatory. The observatory is called "Caracol", that means snail (because of the spiral form of the observatory stairs) and is above a raised platform.

Thank Htsuji
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27 November 2016|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only a short walk from the pyramid. It's the oldest part of the site I think.