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Red House (El Chichanchob)

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Address: Chichen Itza, Mexico

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Jaguars

The temple of the eagles and jaguars is fantastic. You can see sculptures of jaguars grabbing human skulls in their claws... chilly. Supposedly this temple was dedicated to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The temple of the eagles and jaguars is fantastic. You can see sculptures of jaguars grabbing human skulls in their claws... chilly. Supposedly this temple was dedicated to the military when they returned from campaigns to terrorize neighboring states.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

part of the chichen itza complex and also known as the jaguars temple. pretty place and home of one of the nobility. carvings and some leftover pigments give it its name. a good guide will exlain the history. must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nice ruins!! They have a lot of Mayan culture ... I recommend arriving at 8am on the dot and you can avoid the huge crowds for a little bit and really enjoy them!

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Eldred, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The entire site was so interesting. It is something everyone who is interested at all, should see. The day was long and tiring but I will never regret going.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Everybody has seen the Kukulcan Pyramid in pictures. But the other parts of this archaeological site of Chichen Itza are well worth a look. We stood and looked at the intricate moldings/chiseling in the stone on this site. We could tell this was a place someone important would have stayed. All throughout this site you can just walk amongst the... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I prepared before visiting Chichen Itza, read a lot about the Mayan culture and the history of the city. It is amazing how well maintained the structures are. Unfortunately the site is overcrowded of vendors selling the same stuff over and over; it is really disgusting; despite the vendors this is a must see site if you want to get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Apparent entrance to the ball courts with a separate throne. Some of the original colors from the original design still remain. May have been residence of one of the elite, possibly one of the player of the game. Away from the main buildings and part of the main are to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This building is set off to the one side from the main pyramid. Being off the main track, there are less people. Having it among the trees adds to the mystique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From his Spanish name "El Templo del Jaguar" is the lower entrance to the Great Ball Court where inside they used to play the famous Pelota game (hips-ball). The Jaguar temple own this name due of the Jaguar throne presented in the entrance similar to the one in the inner temple of El Castillo. You can easily find this structure... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This structure may have been a residence for one of the Mayan elite. There are glyphs on the lintels. Three Chac masks are on the roofcomb. Inside there are traces of red paint, thus the name given to this building. Hieroglyphic text indicates the year 869 AD. Worth a quick visit.

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