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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
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
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