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Gran Juego de Pelota

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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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This ball court is massive in comparison to those found on other sites such as Uzmal. It was very crowded when I visited but you were still able to get a feel for the atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ball court is massive in comparison to those found on other sites such as Uzmal. It was very crowded when I visited but you were still able to get a feel for the atmosphere when a game would have been taking place. Well worth a visit.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing place considering its use and what then happened to the winners and quite how they worked out the design to get the echoes is simply beyond me. This is only part of a massive temple complex, but a part of it that you really must see and hear.

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Thank JeremyPC
Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the ruins at Chichen Itza are unique. Spend some time exploring. If you can, arrive early and beat the crowds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Usually where tours end so you get free time Yes it's the famous arena for the sacred ball games and the stories will vary with the tour guides. The carvings over by the jaguar temple clearly show someone loses their head in some ceremonial games. Like us you will be speculating whether it's better to be on the winning or... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Overshadowed by many of the more spectacular sites, pyramids . Still quit interesting . A guideis highly recommended .

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is the place where mayan soldiers played there traditional ball game. There are two rings on each wall, and without throwing and kicking, the players put the ball through the ring. Very interesting place, and if you have been to Xcaret, this is the real place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Again this place is spellbinding ,to think you are in the very same place where the Mayan played there games here in this magnificent structure many many years ago. WOW1

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

My abiding feeling after seeing this is how the hell did they get the ball in with only elbows and knees, it's amazing. This is to the left of main pyramid as you walk in, it's massive and impressive. I would have loved to watch a game albeit not the aftermath!

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Waterford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was amazed to learn about the religious games in this arena. Learn about the history and the sacrifices were overwhelming but so interesting. I am glad I went!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a magical place. It was an excellent experience being there. I went with a friend and we had a wonderful time.

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