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Gran Juego de Pelota

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Such An Interesting and Beautiful Place

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... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it on pretty much all sides. There are a few display boards telling you about... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 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!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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Niteroi, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 is a truly awe inspiring place. The history, the architecture, slight bit of magic with... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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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.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Excelent place, great architecture, makes you think how could they do this, what kinf of tecnology they have access to.

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