Discover the Mayan culture by visiting Mérida

Mayan Legacy

2022-10-10 | merida

Mérida is a charming city. The relics of colonial architecture and its proximity to the Mayan culture give it a unique charm. Fortunately, booking hotels in Mérida is relatively easy; however, the best alternative is always to reserve your room in advance.

Read on, and we will tell you how to make the most of your reservation at hotels in Mérida to get to know this mystical pre-Hispanic culture.

The mysticism of the Mayan culture.

The Maya culture was one of the most important Mesoamerican cultures. They inhabited the Yucatán Peninsula from time immemorial until the Spanish conquest.

The relics of their culture can be found in several archaeological parks. The best known is Chichen Itzá because of the serpent that can be observed during the spring equinox.

Likewise, the Mayan calendar is the most precise in all of humanity. It was based on how the stars move and cyclically influence human life.

The Mayas believed that the stars could influence the entire earth, from the tides to the birth of their offspring. Part of the accuracy of their 18-month, 20-day calendar is due to their excellent knowledge of mathematics.

Some anthropologists claim that from very early times, even before the birth of Christ, the Mayas had already managed to handle specific mathematical calculations to determine the orbit of Venus.

The Mayas made essential contributions to architecture, mathematics, topography, textile art, and gastronomy, which have been projected through centuries until today. The Mayan culture is present in parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Discover the Mayan culture in Yucatán.

Yucatán is one of the most beautiful states in Mexico. Its natural beauty is rich, but part of its excellent tourist success depends on the vestiges of the Mayan culture. Below, we will share the best places to plan your next Mayan tour.

Chichén Itzá

The ancient city of Chichen Itza is located halfway between Cancun and Mérida. Therefore, staying in hotels in Mérida is recommended to make the most of this archaeological park.

Some historians believe that this archaeological site was founded because of its proximity to the Xtoloc cenote, an important subway source of fresh water. If you visit this area, you can see this cenote along the way.

This archaeological site is well known for having been selected as one of the 7 new wonders of the world in 2007. Here you can visit 26 Mayan ruins. They are divided into 6 in the Old Chichen section and 20 Mayan ruins in the New Chichen.

If you visit this park, you should not miss the ancient pyramid "El Castillo," the tallest building on the site. Other noteworthy structures include the Great Ball Court, the Osario Pyramid, and the Temple of the Warriors.

Calakmul

It is home to one of the highest Mayan temples in the Mexican territory. The best part of visiting this archaeological site is that it is less crowded than Chichen Itzá. The site has approximately 6,750 ancient structures to be discovered.

This park is ideal for those who love adventure and challenges since it has a 45-meter pyramid. It is located only 35 kilometers from the Mexican-Guatemalan border and in the jungles of the great Petén basin region. Although Calakmul is a reasonably remote site, it is well worth a visit.

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Edzná

This Maya site is known for its five-level structure that perfectly combines the aesthetics of a pyramid with a palace. Edzná is located in Campeche. The Gran Plaza and the Ball Game are other significant sites within this park you won't want to miss.

Visit Mérida and stay at the Künük hotel.

Mérida is a crucial place to visit the Mayan pyramids. The tour can start in Chichén Itzá and travel around the Yucatán peninsula in search of Mayan ruins to visit. The state of Campeche, located within the peninsula, is full of little-known sites that may fascinate you.

So if you are looking for a great start to your Mayan vacation, book your room at Künük, a boutique hotel in Mérida, and start a complete rest.

For more information about Künük, contact us through our phone line at (999) 924 0208 or email us at reservaciones@kunukhotel.com.

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