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Sacred Temples

Chichén Itzá

Besides the not-to-be-missed Kukulkan Temple or Castillo, as it is also known, there are other buildings that you need to see when visiting Chichén Itzá. One of them is the Guerreros Temple, inspired by the Tolteca culture that has a great number of domes inside. On its upper part you will be able to see the Chac Mool, a deity which seems to be leaning on its elbows, sitting with flexed knees and even looking at El Castillo.

Next to the Guerreros Temple, there is the Plaza de las Mil Columnas, both buildings are connected and share a Tolteca influence. You can go all over its pillars and enjoy the peace that this space transmits where nature and your feet over the grass create the most wrapping sound.

It is well known that Mayans perfectly knew about astronomy. This science could develop in observatories with a cylindrical shape such as El Caracol or Venus Temple where it is thought they conducted astronomical observations.

The relation with the planet Venus has to do with the admiration Mayans felt for that star considering it the Sun sibling and which location determined the days of battle.

Besides the not-to-be-missed Kukulkan Temple or Castillo, as it is also known, there are other buildings that you need to see when visiting Chichén Itzá. One of them is the Guerreros Temple, inspired by the Tolteca culture that has a great number of domes inside. On its upper part you will be able to see the Chac Mool, a deity which seems to be leaning on its elbows, sitting with flexed knees and even looking at El Castillo.

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Next to the Guerreros Temple, there is the Plaza de las Mil Columnas, both buildings are connected and share a Tolteca influence. You can go all over its pillars and enjoy the peace that this space transmits where nature and your feet over the grass create the most wrapping sound.

It is well known that Mayans perfectly knew about astronomy. This science could develop in observatories with a cylindrical shape such as El Caracol or Venus Temple where it is thought they conducted astronomical observations.

The relation with the planet Venus has to do with the admiration Mayans felt for that star considering it the Sun sibling and which location determined the days of battle.

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