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El Caracol - Observatorio

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important and enjoyable archaeological site for understanding North American / Mexican / Mayan development

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the Chichen Itza complex is just amazing and much bigger than I thought, we visited it in April and it was very hot.

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

This constuction at the Chichén Itzá site was once an astronomical observatory. The observatory is called "Caracol", that means snail (because of the spiral form of the observatory stairs) and is above a raised platform.

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

More at Chichen Itza than we could have ever imagined. Go and explore! You'll find ruins everywhere and lots to learn...

Thank we2luv2travelglobal
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This building is a littlw outside the central area, I'd recommend visiting it after noon right before leaving the site, it is as beautiful as Kukulkan's temple and I'd say as important. After visiting read a little bit about it, I promise you won't be...More

Thank Blanca Azucena G
Reviewed March 12, 2017

You'll find this place while wandering around Chichen Itza. It's one of the more intact and impressive buildings. We didn't have a guide with us, so we had to just imagine Mayan astronomers observing the movement of the stars and theorising with what scientific knowledge...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Little remote from main Kukulcan pyramid, but walking pays off. All complex there is very nice a very interesting

Thank Juraj S
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Excelent place, the observatory, great architecture, the top perfectly rounded makes you think how could they do this, what kinf of tecnology they have access to.

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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Astonishing to realise the maya had advanced understanding of the movement of the planets hundreds of years before galileo was born.

Thank Twoplanks
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

A picturesque Mayan ruin! You can get a great shot of it through the doorway of the Mayaland hotel! Gorgeous! Definitely worth checking out!

Thank Linsey H
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Hello, Is this on the same site as the main Chichen Itza? Thanks
November 27, 2016|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only a short walk from the pyramid. It's the oldest part of the site I think.