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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 5 days ago

This is more than twice as large as a regular soccer field where the Mayan warrior ball players tried played with a ball made of rubber and bounced it off the wall using everything else except their hands, much like the modern soccer, except that...More

Thank Kenkhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this site while visiting Chichen Itza. The size of the ball court is very impressive. I can't imagine how anybody was able to get the ball through the rings without using arms or legs/feet.

Thank Vera L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This structure reminds me of the arena in Cusco Peru I'm always impressed how the diminutive Mayans (in this case) could heft a 3 lb rubber ball (I think it was) around the court in small teams using hips and shoulder but not arms and...More

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting area of the Chichen Itza site. It has been very well preserved and is great for a history nerd such as myself.

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How wild these ball games got back in the day! Would have loved to see one and take it all in, really invokes the imagination. This one is quite large as well compared to others around Mexico.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have seen before other ball games for example in Coba, you will notice that this is the great stadium, big enough for a great team. Here you can admire the reliefs in the walls which are wonderful.

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best well kept stadium for juego pelota and this is the second time that l go there, compared to the other places in the mayan path

Thank richard m
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The ball field is impressive. It is long [312'] and flanked by high [26'] walls atop which sit grand temples. Along each wall is a ring centered at the top and middle of each. At one end is the Temple of the Bearded Man which...More

Thank j3mmr71
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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
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