Sitio Arqueológico de Chichen Itzá

Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site


It was the capital of a vast territory in the Yucatán Peninsula, known as the League of Mayapan, from 987 to 1200 A.D. The pre-Hispanic settlement covers over 15.53 miles2 (25 km2), with a scattered pattern of groups of monumental architecture connected to the city center through roads or sacbés.

The grandeur and power of Chichen Itzá can be observed in its architecture (the Great Ball Court is the largest in Mesoamerica). It is estimated that during its peak, the city had approximately 50,000 inhabitants.

Near Station

Distance Station

1.36 miles (2.2 km)

Sitio Arqueológico de Chichen Itzá


Monday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 17:00. Last entry at 16:00 pm.

Priority attention for agencies from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

$95.00 MXN | Foreigners $225.00 Mexican pesos.

Additionally, the Government of the State of Yucatán charges an admission fee of $417.00 MXN for foreigners and $130.00 MXN for Mexicans with official identification.

300 to 1550 AD | Early Classic – Late Postclassic

700 – 1050 AD | Late Classic to Late Postclassic

Where is the Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site Located?

It is located 71.45 miles (115 km) east of the city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatán.

  • 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, outside food and pets allowed

On the two equinoxes, the shadow of Kukulkan, the serpent, descends from its temple to fertilize the land, while the red jaguar, hidden in the Temple of the Warriors, makes its jade spots shine.


Archaeological Site of Chichén Itzá

The Castle

The Snail or Observatory

The Church

Group of the Thousand Columns

The Ossuary

Temple of the Initial Series

Archaeological sites near Chichén Itzá