We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Temple I

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Day Trip Tikal National Park from Flores
More Info
and up
Tikal Day Trip by Air from Antigua with Lunch
More Info
and up
Tikal Day Trip by Air from Guatemala City with Lunch
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gran plaza” (7 reviews)
“blue sky” (2 reviews)
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Write a Review
Reviews (235)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Temple 1 is one of the most awesome temples in Tikal and is best seen from the adjacent Great Plaza. You can't climb it but you can ascend the nearby Temple 2 for a good view of the Great Plaza and Temple 1. I have...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is an iconic Mayan temple and it did not fail to fascinate me even on my second trip. The site is approached by a drive through the Tikal National Park. The site is so big that you need a guide, otherwise you will be...More

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Approaching the Plaza from the Visitor Centre and entrance, along a path through the forest, this temple is the first to greet you. On a clear day, and against a blue sky, it's magnificence is accentuated.

Thank DFL49
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the more impressive temples in Tikal. It is situated in the Grand Plaza and is definitely worth the visit.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The temple 1 is very impressive. It's a shame that people are not allowed to go up to the top anymore. You still can sit on the stairs and take great pictures.

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This temple is cool, and it is the iconic temple for Tikal. It is in a grand plaza with other structures that are very interesting as well. Be sure to explore them. The park does not allow you to climb this tower (unlike the other...More

Thank Stephany E
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were traveling in Belize and detoured into Guatemala just to visit Tikal. The ruins are stunning in their scale and grandeur. Very unlike other Mayan ruins we have visited in that many large buildings are spread out in uncleared jungle. You can stay relatively...More

Thank ANN E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The easiest way to get to Tikal National Park is by small shuttle bus from Flores. The price is 50 quetzal one way or 80 return. Tikal Mayan ruins can be visited in one day but it also possible to stay over night at Jungle...More

1  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Temple I is one of the most photographed and beautiful temples in the Grand Plaza at Tikal. Known as The Temple of the Grand Jaguar, it is made totally out of lime stone and is the last resting place for Ah Cacau (Lord Chocolate), It’s...More

Thank Hanger24
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were very saddened to see that a protective grill has fallen into the doorway on temple I and no one has done anything about it. Surely having world heritage staus must mean there is an obligation to maintain this national treasure properly.

Thank Caroline J
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Jaguar Inn Restaurant
151 reviews
1.34 km away
The tree
40 reviews
26.56 km away
Guesthouse Naomi
9 reviews
39.05 km away
Restaurant La Villa del Chef
450 reviews
43.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Temple IV
671 reviews
.69 km away
Great Plaza
386 reviews
.02 km away
Em Guatemala Travel
192 reviews
.69 km away
Tikal National Park
206 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Temple I staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines