A city thrived here apart from the other populated centres beginning in the 3C AD, halfway between the Puuc region to the north and the Petén to the south. It declined with the other Mayan sites in the late 9C. Edzná is worth a visit for its elegant Edificio de los Cinco Pisos, a five-story pyramid studded with rooms and topped by a crestería. From the top you can gaze out over the Yucatan plateau. At the Templo de los Mascarones there are two stucco masks of the sun god Kinich Ahau shown at dawn and dusk.
If you do not have a car, the best way to get there is to contact an agency. Colectivos depart from the Calle Nicaragua, near Baluarte de San Pedro, from 7.30am (1-hr journey, about 50 pesos) and stop 200m from the site. Please note that return services stop at 2pm. By car, exit at Avenida Gobernadores and follow Hopelchen where you must turn right. 8am-5pm - sound and light show 121 pesos, Thu-Sun at 8pm (winter 7pm). Allow 2hrs