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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing worth to see because you can not see with the ocean of tourist groups. All closed so you can not climb or walk on.

Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We realized that this building is in fact playground of ancient pelota game due information provided by guide. Guide also gave us insight to the rules and principles of the game.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a part of the whole Chichen Itza tour, the history is super interesting and the restoration of the carvings is superb.

Thank VadeR91
Reviewed 3 September 2018

After El Castillo (The Castle), our tour guide took us next to the Gran Juego de Pelota (Great Ball Court), the largest of its kind in Mexico. This is a big structure--a wide dirt (or grass?) playing field in between two high walls, and at...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Another key spot to visit while touring the Mayan Ruins. Breath taking and lots of information to learn on tours

Thank Haley W
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Gary from Experiencias Xcaret, gave us a knowledgeable explanation of the site. They do acústico exercises with you. The kids loved it

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is the largest Juego de Pelota in all the Mayan cities, according to my guide. And it is large, unfortunately for the losing team, somebody would lose his head.

Thank 934edgardp
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Once you hear the story of this game, you think soccer is easy; the setting is amazing but to be there and hera the story was incredible; the pyramid in the complex is the highlight but this place is right there with it

Thank cavzmg
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The massive Gran cancha de pelotá is the largest and best of 13 such ball courts unearthed at Chichén Itzá. Mesoamerica’s indigenous game, perhaps the world’s first team ball sport was played on sites like this one. The court comprises two high side walls each...More

Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Again another great example of the history of the period along with their beliefs. So much to see and take in.

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