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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

Quirigua, Guatemala
+502 2421 2800
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Quirigua, Guatemala
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"rio dulce"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether its your first taste of Mayan archeology or another stop for the grizzled Mayan-site-tourist, Quirigua is worth your time and attention. Quirigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 84-acre (34 hectare) archeological park carved out of the 1.2 square mile (3 square kilometer)...More

Thank deburkins
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you like history, then this is the place you want to be. This place has history in abundance. After quite a long drive from the port we arrive at Quirigua. Don't be put off by the length of the drive though, because you pass...More

Thank DtheBamboo
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Came here on a tour with Happy Fish and I was really impressed. This is not your typical Mayan ruins with big temples, but the stone carvings are really awesome. You do need bug spray, so don't forget it. Only thing I missed was a...More

Thank Ravenito
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This was my first time to see a stelae and it was very moving. A really awesome excursion from our cruise ship. The grounds are well maintained and there are even places to buy hand crafted items. It was a bit of a long and...More

Thank Vickie C
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

most of the stalae (upright stone slabs) were erected during the reign of Cielo Cauac who freed this city from the rule of Copan (which is now part of Honduras). He ruled until about 736 BC. Quirigua had close ties to Tikal in the early...More

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The ruins here are of course spectacular, but the layout of the grounds and the background info is especially helpful. Helpful staff and user friendly grounds were most pleasing.

Thank GeoffCarpentier
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is a small site and the museum leaves a lot to be desired. However, the beautiful and stunning stelae with their hieroglyphs are something that you can't see at any other Mayan site. The state of preservation allows you to see clear details and...More

1  Thank mbrichter
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

In JAN.2018 we booked a cruise shore excursion to the Quirigua UNESCO site. Although a good one and half hour journey from our port,were not disappointed on arrival.We picked a wet and dismal weather day,so be prepared for unexpected downpours,due to the rainforest terrain. The...More

Thank Kenneth P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Quiet site with impressively tall stelae. Our visit was cut short by torrential rain. I was very impressed at how well the thatched roofs of the shelter kept us dry.

Thank WinstonSophie
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

On our way to Tikal, we stopped here for our first real exposure to ancient Mayan ruins. I cannot add more than the other posters who have done a better job than I could other than to say...don't miss climbing up the steps to get...More

Thank Linda B
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Response from Gypsyrver | Reviewed this property |
It was a cruise tour.
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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
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