Day Trips to Quirigua
By Viator, July 2012
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.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the beauty of the ancient ruins of Copan and Quirigua on this overnight trip from Guatemala City! After a scenic drive in a comfortable vehicle, spend ... Read more
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Duration: 2 days (approx.)