Sitio Arqueológico de Ek Balam

Ek’ Balam Archaeological Site


In the city of Ek’ Balam, magnificent and colossal architectural works, sculptures, paintings, and luxury objects were combined. These were flaunted by the elite and had been created for them by great masters, architects, sculptors, painter-scribes, and all kinds of craftsmen dedicated to their creation under the auspices of the rulers.

In this site, several architectural styles of the Maya area come together. Unlike other sites where there is a repetition of elements and architectural forms, in Ek’ Balam, each structure is different from the others. While some details may repeat, each structure remains unique.

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Jaguar Star

Structure 14 Ek Balam


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

$95.00 MXN pesos.

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

300 B.C. – 1500 A.D. | Late Preclassic

770 – 896 | Late Classic

Where is the Ek’ Balam Archaeological Site Located?

Se localiza en el municipio de Temozon, entre Tizimín y Valladolid, al oriente de Yucatán.

  • 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

The Acropolis of Ek’Balam is among the largest constructions in Mesoamerica.


Archaeological Site of Hochob

Structure 17 or The Twins

Structure 18 or Vaulted Passage

Structure 1 or Acropolis

Room 35 or Sak Xok Naah