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Rich
San Diego, CA687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
This ruin has so many beautiful and intricate carvings on the exterior walls. Very ornate (especially to consider it back in the day with colorful painting).
Written 29 January 2021
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We had a Mayan guide who interpreted the Mayan hieroglyphics for us. We were the only people there as most people don’t walk over here. It’s by the observatory. Great stone carvings.
Written 22 November 2020
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eljuaneche
Bogota, Colombia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Chichen Itza means the town of the rain priests temples....... And that is what this structure really is (not a church) This temple is dedicated to CHAC MOOL, the ancient god of Rain.... This is an early mayan structure, made when the mayans didnt know Kukulcan , the feathered snake the Toltecans brought with them.... Back then, Chichen Itza was only dedicated to the rain cult of Chac Mool.
Written 28 October 2019
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Part of the "Las Monjas" complex, La Iglesia is a small but very beautiful building adorned by mosaics and wonderful Cha'ak masks. No access to the interior is available but traces of stucco still remain on parts of the roof.
Written 13 February 2018
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
The Church or La Iglesia as the Spaniards called it is on the southern side of Chichen Itza, after the Observatory.
It's built for Chaac, the Rain God during the earlier period.
Very decorative walls and carvings.
Written 9 February 2021
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
La Inglesia is a short walk away from the main plaza of Chichen-Itza. It is adorned with intricate carvings and it also has hoops from the game that was played in that era.
Written 21 February 2020
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STAN49_12
Powell River, Canada453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Named la Iglesia (the Church) by the Spanish, probably because it was located right next to the Nunnery, this temple is one of the oldest buildings at Chichén Itzá. It is of classic Puuc construction with an overlay of central Yucatan styles. The structure itself is rectangular with a single room inside and an entrance on the west side. One of the most photographed buildings at Chichen Itza, it’s exterior is almost completely covered with veneer decorations. Masks of Chac decorate two upper stories. Among the crowd of Chacs there are also an armadillo, a crab, a snail, and a tortoise. These represent the Maya gods, called bacah, whose job it was to hold up the sky.
Written 10 January 2019
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baroom
Mississauga, Canada3,024 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A small yet stunning building located right next to the Nunnery, La Iglesia (The Church) is memorable for its extensively decorated exterior, the masks with big hooked noses in particular. This is a fairly well-preserved structure inside the Chichen Itza site. Also off-limits to the public.
Written 4 September 2018
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Haley W
St. Catharines, Canada370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A Must see in the area! The most beautiful structures here, tours are very informative! Everyone should go
Written 31 August 2018
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PPCI-BG
Bergamo, Italy118,849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The so-called “Iglesia” is a small building next to Las Monjas with a single internal space and an access door that make it resemble a chapel hence its name. When it was discovered for the first time it stood out for its good state of conservation and for the richness and beauty of its Puuc style decorations which reminded me of those previously seen in Uxmal.
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Written 15 February 2024
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