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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

Quirigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2800
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Quirigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the ruins reasonably early and were the only visitors. At Q80 we hesitated to enter but were rewarded with some intricate, well kept Mayanl ruins in a gorgeous, quiet environment. The grounds are well kept and really lovely. Well with a visit

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Being nearby the area in which these ruins exist, we stopped by. All one needs is a couple of hours to relish the sites that exist here as well as engaging with the locals. My advice for anyone seeking detailed information is to pay the...More

Thank sparrish5
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Even though we visited this site at around 1 p.m under a terribly hot temperature, probably around 35 C, we just fell in love with it, the stelae , altars and boulders are just fantastic and impressive and the location in the middle of kapoks...More

Thank AnneMarieFrance58
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a site on the way from Guatemala City to Tikal. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) along the lower Motagua River, with the ceremonial center about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the north bank. During the...More

Thank stoneJerusalem
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A most fascinating insight into an ancient civilization we know so little about. Some pre-trip reading is a must, and/or a visit to the Popol Vuh archaelogy museum in Guatemala City.

Thank DFL49
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I visited this place and it was okay. The ruins are not the most impressive in central america. But the park is really calm and quiet. I was one of the few tourists there. I liked the beautiful nature and there where a lot of...More

Thank Domien S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The site is small but with a tour guide we had there was a lot of history to learn. Each of the massive square stone Estrela was dedicated to a Mayan king and explained who they were or what they did. Bring an umbrella to...More

Thank russpei
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We decided to visit this place as one of the World Heritage sites and we were not disappointed. To get there we took bus from Rio Dulce. We got off at T-junction and then took motorbike taxi. In the archeological zone you can see so...More

Thank Grzegorz B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Quiriguá is a smaller site compared to places like Copán or Tikal. Historically, it was tied politically, militarily, and commercially with Copán until what appears to have been a tumultuous revolt around 738 AD. What makes Quiriguá unique among Maya archaeological sites are the enormous...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a small but previous little place. Many beautifully presented stelae depicting Mayan rulers and sacred contexts. Very provocative. Be careful of the Maya jade store on-site, it has beautiful artifacts made of jade from the same sources as the Maya, but pricey and...More

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Sonia V
18 April 2017|
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Response from Gypsyrver | Reviewed this property |
It was a cruise tour.
22 December 2016|
Response from gitlaw | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at the entrance. When we went to Quirigua, there were few other tourists and the lot was quite empty. The parking lot is designed primarily for tour buses and vans, but there is no problem for... More