While not as large as Copan, the area is still rich with relics from as far back as 200 AD. However, most of the surviving pieces are from the 8th century. The site has gained recognition because of its numerous stelae (large rock pillars with hieroglyphics), which tell the tales of important events from the past.
Here, there are 22 stelae and zoomorphs, boulders carved to replicate animals. These artifacts, made of sandstone, are impressive to behold.
Reply by Viator, February 2013
Doing what: Copan and Quirigua Overnight Trip from Guatemala City
Our van did not have air conditioning and it was many hours spent in the van on days where the temperature reached 90+ degrees. Needless to say this made us tired and cranky. Copan and Quirigua were great sights. The hotel was excellent.We didn't get lunch until 3pm on the second day.