Chicanná Archaelogical Site

Chicanná Archaeological Site


The masks of Itzamná, the Maya god of the sun and wisdom, are emblematic in Chicanná, an ancient city located on the Maya Train route. This archaeological site, while not extensive, was an important suburb of Becán, another nearby Maya city.

The main structures of Chicanná are distributed in small groups, and some of them are richly adorned with zoomorphic representations of Itzamná. The masks on buildings II and XX are particularly noteworthy, where the open jaws of the god form the entrance, symbolizing his protection over the place.

The site offers a fascinating glimpse into Maya religion and architecture, with its structures and decorations reflecting the devotion and cultural complexity of its ancient inhabitants.

Chicanná is accessible through the Maya Train, allowing visitors to explore this significant archaeological site and immerse themselves in the rich Maya culture.

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Detail Chicanná Archaeological Site


Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 17:00 hrs. Last entry at 16:45 hrs.

$75.00 MXN (Mexican Pesos)

200 B.C. – 1100 | Middle Preclassic to Late Classic

500 – 700 | Late Classic

Where is the Chicanná Archaeological Site Located?

It is located in the southeast of the state of Campeche, in the municipality of Calakmul.

  • Fee for video camera
  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking allowed

Chicanná is considered the elite site of the Río Bec region during the Classic period.


Chicanná Archaeological Site

Structure I Chicanná Archaeological Site

Structure I

Structure VI Chicanná

Structure VI

Structure II Chicanná Archaeological Site

Structures II

Structure VII Chicanná

Structure VII

Structure III Chicanná Archaeological Site

Structure III

Structure XX Chicanná

Structure XX