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Izamal archaeological site

Izamal

According to historians, Izamal maintained magnificent connections with all cities, by means of the sacbés or “white roads” that allowed the city to have control of the territory of more than six thousand square meters in the north of the peninsula. This happened during the Preclassic period - about 2,700 years ago.

Even then, Izamal already had a whole community planned, with its pyramids and buildings that refused to disappear, such as Habuk, Itzamatul, K'inich K'áak 'Mo', El Conejo and Kabul, you can still know them so you can be proud that you have been to one of the oldest cities in the Mayan world.

K’inich K’áak ’Mo’ is the pyramid with the largest surface area in the Yucatán Peninsula and the third in all of Mexico, after the Pirámide del Sol in Teotihuacán and Cholula in the state of Puebla.

Rupestrian but imposing, K’inich K’áak ’Mo’, allows you to explore it to see it entirely. To achieve this, you will have to climb some parts before you can admire the impressive views from its top. You will not want to get off.

Its Mayan name has a powerful and magical meaning; it means “Guacamaya de Fuego con Rostro Solar” (Fire Macaw with Solar Face). It was believed that the God Kinich descended from it in his macaw form to purify the offerings and sacrifices of the people, which would later be taken to the Mayan Cemetery.

The Itzamatúl pyramid is the second largest construction in Izamal. In the Mayan language, it means “the one who receives or possesses the grace of heaven”, and it was a temple that was dedicated to the god Zamná.
According to historians, Izamal maintained magnificent connections with all cities, by means of the sacbés or “white roads” that allowed the city to have control of the territory of more than six thousand square meters in the north of the peninsula. This happened during the Preclassic period - about 2,700 years ago.

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Even then, Izamal already had a whole community planned, with its pyramids and buildings that refused to disappear, such as Habuk, Itzamatul, K'inich K'áak 'Mo', El Conejo and Kabul, you can still know them so you can be proud that you have been to one of the oldest cities in the Mayan world.

K’inich K’áak ’Mo’ is the pyramid with the largest surface area in the Yucatán Peninsula and the third in all of Mexico, after the Pirámide del Sol in Teotihuacán and Cholula in the state of Puebla.

Rupestrian but imposing, K’inich K’áak ’Mo’, allows you to explore it to see it entirely. To achieve this, you will have to climb some parts before you can admire the impressive views from its top. You will not want to get off.

Its Mayan name has a powerful and magical meaning; it means “Guacamaya de Fuego con Rostro Solar” (Fire Macaw with Solar Face). It was believed that the God Kinich descended from it in his macaw form to purify the offerings and sacrifices of the people, which would later be taken to the Mayan Cemetery.

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