Visit the ancient Mayan city of Copan Ruinas, near the border with Guatemala. Inhabited for more than 2,000 years, the settlement reached its peak between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Situated in a fertile river valley, the archaeological site sits at an elevation of 700 m (2,300 ft). Explore the extensive ruins renowned for their vast array of stelae, elaborately carved monuments of ancient leaders, and numerous hieroglyphs. Visit the onsite museum to admire an abundance of excavated relics and artifacts, as well as a reconstruction of a Mayan temple. Use our Copan Ruinas travel itinerary planner to visit Copan Ruinas on your trip to Copan Ruinas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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3 stelle sembreranno ingiuste. In realtà il sito è suggestivo, la visita è stata sicuramente piacevole e sono rimasto a bocca aperta in quanto era la mia pruma visita ad un sito maya, ma per fotuna ho... more »3 stars will seem unfair. Actually the site is suggestive, the visit was definitely pleasant and I was blown away as it was my plum visit to a Mayan site, but for fotuna I visited this place before (and not after) Tikal in Guatemala, otherwise it would have remained a bit of insoddisf Action. The site is still being studied and there are several jobs. The nicest thing is that you can climb on some facilities and inside some rooms. The guide was really good and engaging. Also in Italian.
The Copán archeological site is renowned for its monumental three-dimensional sculptures (statues, stelae, altars and the like). Among ancient Mesoamerican cities you might want to visit, it's not as ... more »
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