Discover Chichen Itza, the ancient capital of the Mayan Itza , declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 and chosen as ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD , in a global survey conducted in 2007 . At the peak of its glory , of 800-1150 D.C. ( abandoned in 1250 ) , Chichen Itza was a powerful city that dominated the Yucatan Peninsula in the political, commercial and military . It was also a sacred center where rulers and astronomers gathered to watch the skies for signs of the future and where the priests made offerings to the gods.
The most famous building is the Chichen Itza Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo located in the center of the archaeological site . It is aligned so precisely that during the spring equinox in March and autumn in September , on the north side of the pyramid you can see the shadow of a giant snake formed along the steps. This is the representation of the god Kukulcan , the feathered serpent, down from heaven to fertilize the soil and have a bumper crop . Other important buildings around the main square are tempo Warriors, The Temple of the Thousand Columns , The ball game ( the largest in Mesoamerica) and The Temple of the Jaguars . A few meters away is the ossuary , the Observatory, the Temple of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote , the site of ancient rituals of sacrifice. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of history and knows the Mayan World!