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This big ruin served as ancient Mayan observatory and is the only one with a dome in the Chichen Itza site. El Caracol (The Snail) is said to have gotten its name for its spiral staircase. As with the rest of the ruins, barriers surround...More
We enjoyed having a guided tour of the Observatory and learning about the astronomical and mathematical skills of the ancient Indians there. Also learned how the observatory was important to the Mayan religion and their calendar.