Sayil Site

Sayil Archaeological Site


A notable settlement in the Puuc region, showcasing the distinctive and refined architectural style that defines it. The Great Palace or North Palace stands out, containing a display of coherent facades built over successive stages, at least twelve centuries ago.

Stelae representing important lords, likely the leaders of the site, were erected on the premises. However, archaeological evidence suggests that, at least in part, these lords shared political and religious power with other lineages.

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

$75.00 MXN pesos.

800 B.C. – 950 | Late Classic to Terminal Classic

Where is the Sayil Archaeological Site Located?

It is located within the Puuc region, in a rocky valley, in Mérida, 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, pets, food

The city is composed of significant groups of masonry structures connected by stone paths, following a north-south axis of almost one and a half kilometers.


Archaeological Site of Sayil

Great Palace or North Palace

South Palace

The Lookout

Structure 3B1 or Glyphic Jambs