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Gran Juego de Pelota

Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“north temple” (3 reviews)
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Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza 97751, Mexico
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

I still wonder at this place how they played with a 5kg rubber ball and managed to get it through a stone ring. The measurements of the ball court are all calculated in astronomical details. Mind-bogling

Thank René R
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Carved into the side of the Ball court is the story and rules of the game your guide will likely tell you of the great pride the players felt and the great honour it was to win. They will then direct you to a carving...More

Thank stupac88
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The atmosphere in the courts is fantastic. The main court is the most impressive and wonderful to walk through.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The huge ball court is rather intimidating as you walk through it. It is a pity that we don't know more about the ball games but the atmosphere in the place is pretty electric. Losing a game comes at a pretty high price... perhaps a...More

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The game they used to play was very brutel in some temples because if you lost the game you lost your life. It was played with a hard rubber ball of which they had to hit with hips and elbows and get through a hoop...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Considered one of the best preserved ball court in the Mesoamerica, the Chichen Itza Ball Courts were the hosting place for an extincted ritual ballgame played with hips and in some versions, as well as with forearms, rackets, bats, or hand-stones called Ōllamaliztli (in Nahuatl...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Considered one of the best preserved ball court in the Mesoamerica, the Chichen Itza Ball Courts were the hosting place for an extincted ritual ballgame played with hips and in some versions, as well as with forearms, rackets, bats, or hand-stones called Ōllamaliztli (in Nahuatl...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not just for history lovers, but for anyone who visit Chichen Itza, the Grand Ball Game, or "El Gran Juego de Pelota" as in Spanish, is one of the most stunning attractions in this archaeological park. We visited Chichen Itza, which we recommended you to...More

1  Thank Oscar A
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is within the Chichen Itza grounds - from what our Tour Guide informed us, the game only happened every 52 years, and lasted for 5 days. The First team to get the fiery ball into the ring, wins - and then the winning Captain...More

Thank FrostytheCamel
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Out tour guide told the story behind these beautiful structures in such a great way, it was like the story was coming alive right before our eyes. The history is astounding and buildings lovely.

Thank Melinda A
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