Palenque Archaeological Site

Highly recommended
The Chiapas fog hugs the slopes of the hill on which Palenque, one of the most prestigious Mayan sites, was built. The tropical forest had taken over this huge stone sanctuary, whose peak was in the 8C AD. It wasn't dug out until the 19C, when the Englishman Catherwood's romantic drawings made it famous. Palenque is distinguished by the mastery of the sculptures covering its buildings, including bas-reliefs, sculpture in the round, and above all its beautiful calligraphy.

Useful information

Phone:

+52 916 348 3406

Opening hours

8am-5pm - site 57 pesos, national park 25 pesos, accredited guides at the entrance about 500 pesos, French-speaking guides 700 pesos

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A vast 10m-high platform is the base for
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Palenque Site: Temple of the Inscriptions
Palenque Site: Temple of the Inscriptions
The discovery in 1952 of the
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Palenque Site: Cross Group
Palenque Site: Cross Group
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