Mayan Ball Court, Copan Ruinas

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While exploring the ancient Copán ruins, don’t miss the chance to see Mayan Ball Court, standing near the hieroglyphic stairway. Many mysteries still surround the nature of the game, which was played between teams using a rubber ball, resembling today's soccer in many ways. Some argue that the losing team was sacrificed, while others believe the game was simply part of a mysterious Mayan ritual. Nevertheless, the long, narrow playing alley, flanked by decorated walls and sculptures of macaws, amazes visitors with its precision and beauty. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Copan Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mayan Ball Court and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I have had the opportunity to admire a good amount of "Ball Games" from various cultures of Mesoamerica and I remember with special admiration that of Copán, it is well preserved and its ornamentation is magnificent. A splurge of Mayan art, the heads of Macaw are exceptional, there is no lack of its Mayan arches and its wake in the pre-Hispanic VIP Zone. A must-see building on the visit to Copán. Enjoy the Ball Game because: LIFE... it's a TRAVEL!
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  • Of the best preserved ball games that are among all the remaining ruins of the Maya, it is well worth it, with the enthusor that you can climb and walk this and all the temples of the archaeological area.
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