Iximche Ruins

Sara Giron
Article By: Sara Giron
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Iximche is one of the most visited ruins in Guatemala. It is located in the department of Chimaltenango, in the municipality of Tecpan. It was a Mayan fortress, which had cliffs on three sides. It was a fortress full of nature and unique architectural constructions. This city was inhabited by both nobles and peasants of the Mayan people. After some confrontations between the Mayan people and the Spanish, the city was burned by the Spanish turning this fortress into an uninhabitable place for the Mayan civilization. To this day, some altars and remains of the temples that were once part of this great city are still preserved. In this place there is ample space for hiking and outdoor walks. It is a place that should be visited with comfortable shoes and clothes for any type of weather. The weather is mostly sunny, with some humidity in the environment. One of the main attractions for tourism is the fact that the remnants of the Mayan people in this area still perform Mayan ceremonial acts in the altars found at the back of this archaeological site. For this reason, it is always recommended to maintain proper respect for these areas and the practices performed by the residents of the zone. In this place there are spaces specifically dedicated to the history of the place and the Mayan culture. There are signs throughout the tour where you can find valuable information about the events of the place and the customs that are still practiced in the town of Tecpan. It is a place where there is a lot of nature which allows a relaxing atmosphere and where you will surely disconnect from all the technology and daily routine. The tour can be done on your own or you can hire a guide who will show you the archaeological sites in more detail and will show you a little more about the Mayan culture and its peculiar customs. On the way to the ruins, you will have the opportunity to visit the town of Tecpan, which is still inhabited by Mayan people who have taken care and preserve this archaeological site in the best way. You will realize that the locals are friendly people and if necessary they can even be of valuable help to locate the areas you want to reach. The area is easily accessible and can even be reached by means of location systems or phone applications, since it is a well-known tourist site. Picture of David Bolander in Pixabay.
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  • P2P3+G36 Tecpán Guatemala, Guatemala
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    Category Price Restrictions
    Standard 8.00 - 15.00 USD
    Group 8.00 USD
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    Education 5
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    Family friendly
    Tourist must-do

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