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Gran Juego de Pelota

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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the best man is sacrificed.

mayan football. The goalpost is a small circle in stone, they had a football made of latex juice. It was a hot day so take plenty of water. legend has it that the one to score the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

mayan football. The goalpost is a small circle in stone, they had a football made of latex juice. It was a hot day so take plenty of water. legend has it that the one to score the goal through that small hole is the only one good enough for The Gods. It was amazing.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

As part of the main site, with the pyramid etc this is an amazing site. It is hard to imagine just what the game must have been like when played there but great to imagine it all.

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Gateshead, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Located close to El Castillo is a large 168 by 70 metre ball park, one of many found in Chichen Itza during its excavation but by far the biggest and one of the main features of the Mayan ruins with an intriguing story. The ball park has two stone platforms along its parallel sides standing eight metres high and each... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Chichen Itza has the largest ball court ever discovered. It measures 168 metres from end to end and is 66 metres wide with walls that rise to more than 12 metres. This makes the court quite a bit larger than a football field. The hoops here were set 6 metres off the ground and engraved with the Toltec feathered serpent.... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

this is the place to see in Mexico (but they are so many). try to be alone and quiet and think about the atmosphere while the games where done.. Do not forget to see all the monument and Cenote also..

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is arguably the second most impressive structure in Chichen Itza. Just take your time walking around it and looking for details.

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Seoul, Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Since all these landmarks are a reconstruction of what historians think the structures looked like before they were piles of rubble, it is hard for those who think in black and white (like me) to buy too much into these areas because much is supposition ie: we think the loser was sacraficed, this is how we think the game was... More 

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

By far the largest ball court I've seen! My students absolutely loved seeing pictures of this and hearing about the history of the game that goes with!

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Alveley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This ball court is truely impressive with amazing acoustics and a grizzly past. You really need a guide to explain everything

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This ball court is just outstanding and the biggest I have ever seen and is the biggest in Mexico. Don't forget to look at all the wall carvings/reliefs and you can see the figures of the players playing and getting sacrificed as well

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Address: Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Chichen Itza

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