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Dzibilchaltun
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Mayan Archaeological Sites
Chichen Itza
Uxmal
Ruta Puuc
Dzibilchaltun
Mayapan
Ek Balam
History
          Dzibilchaltun means “The Place Where There Is Writing on Flat Stones”. It is considered one of the oldest cities, since some of its buildings are dated from 500 BC to 1500 of our era. This was one of the most important Mayan cities; in its splendor had more than 8000 structures, of which very few have been restored.
          This city had a privileged location very near the coast from where it obtained resources from the sea and had the soil to cultivate at the same time. The most famous building is “The temple of the seven dolls”, which was named like this due to seven small figures found in the pyramid. There are some carved monoliths and structures dedicated and a lot of of sacbes (white dirt roads), most of them departing from the center of the town and going towards the buildings on the outskirts and to the Xlakah cenote.


Museum of the Mayan People
          Many of the objects discovered in this site can be seen at the museum of this same place. There are also objects used for the Mayan people and typical dresses worn in other regions of the Mayan area. Parts of the altarpiece of the church of Dzidzantun village can be seen here, which was famous for being the target of pirate attacks and later for the federal army, as well as the first weapons brought by the Spaniards, completely unknown by the Mayan people.
          There is also a exhibition of the machines used to process the sisal plant, which for centuries was a source of wealth for the state.


Xlakah Cenote
          Xlakah means "Old Village", this is a sacred cenote because some bones and goods of stone and wood have been found; it´s possible that human sacrifices were made for gods, however you can swim in the cenote.
          The cenote is type small lake and has a stone edge, which gives an appearance of a large rustic pool; it has around trees and lilies on its surface, giving it a mystical touch.


Equinoxes
          On the equinoxes (March 21 and September 23) a phenomena can be watched at the “Temple of the seven dolls”.
          At sunrise about 5:30 am, the sun on his trip stops by the main entrance of this temple, allowing to observe only the body of this star that seems to be trapped, worshipping the magnificence of Mayan people; then the sun continues its journey to give way to dawn.


Timetable & Fares
Timetable: it´s open everyday of the year, from 8:00 am a 5:00 pm.
Fare for nationals: $94 pesos. It includes the Museum of the Mayan People and the Xlakah cenote.
Fare for foreigners: $122 pesos. It includes the Museum of the Mayan People and the Xlakah cenote.
Discounts
  • Access to Mayapan is free for nationals on sunday, with identification.
  • From monday to saturday discounts for students, teachers and seniors (Inapam) apply with valid identification.

  • Location & How to Get To Dzibilchaltun
    Location: Dzibilchaltún is located 23 Km from Merida city, in the northern of state of Yucatan.
    How to Get To Dzibilchaltun from Merida
    • How to Get by Bus: from Autoprogreso terminal of 2nd class, located on 62th street between 65th and 67th street in Merida downtown; the timetable is at 7:20, 9:30 y 11:35 hrs, on sundays is at 8:00 y 11:00 hrs; the price of the ticket is $14 pesos and gets there in 40 minutes, the bus stops to 250 meters fron the zone.
    • How to Get By Car: from Merida downtown, take the 60th street northward, this street gets out of the city and after 10 minutes you'll find the detour to Dzibilchaltun, the trip takes 30 minutes.

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