This minor archeological site on the Puuc Route south of Merida is worth visiting to see its Palace of the Masks, an ornate structure covered with hundreds of masks of the same figure: the rain god Chaac. This repeating motif is rare in Mayan art and perhaps illustrates the importance of water—or the lack of it some years. There are no underground cenotes in this area, so rainfall was the only source of water.
Artifacts have been found here going as far back as the third century BC, but most of what remains was built between the 7th and 11th centuries AD. It was abandoned soon after and was empty when the Spanish conquistadores arrived.
Some of the sculpted elements of the site have been whisked off to various museums, but several low stone buildings and pyramids remain. Since Kabah is in a region dotted with other ruins, it’s usually a quick stop as part of a multi-site tour.
Aktivitäten in der Nähe von Mérida
- Aktivitäten in Riviera Maya & Yucatán
- Aktivitäten in Progreso
- Aktivitäten in Chichen Itza
- Aktivitäten in Valladolid
- Aktivitäten in Tulum
- Aktivitäten in Holbox
- Aktivitäten in Playa del Carmen
- Aktivitäten in Bacalar
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- Aktivitäten in Ambergris Caye
- Aktivitäten in Belize City
- Aktivitäten in Hopkins
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- Aktivitäten in Petén