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Address: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
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Chichen Itza - Gran Juego de Pelota - Ball Park with an Intriguing Story

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The largest most impressive ball court of any mexican mayan site, this is something to be seen. The acoustics are amazing, we tried talking with each other from opposing ends of the court and you could do it without shouting! Nobody knows for sure how the game was played and what exactly happened, so take the guide's horrifying descriptions with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

a ball court with some impressive carvings. awful game where the captain of one side gets beheaded after the game. well preserved and very large. some say the ball was a human head. get a good guide to explain and tell u stories about the whole site.

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