Known as the largest Mayan City ever discovered, is located in the further northern area of Peten. El Mirador flourished in the 6th century BCE, with a population involving about 100,000 and 250,000 people, judging by the size and extent of the labor required to build the colossal pyramids. It experienced a hiatus of construction as there is a number of "triadic" structures -around 35 structures- consisting of large platforms with crests of a set of 3 summit pyramids. The most notable of such structures are "El Tigre" with a height of 55 meters (180 ft). Then the famous "La Danta" temple which measures approximately 72 meters (236 ft) tall from the forest floor with a expansion of 2,800,000 cubic meters. It’s one of the largest pyramids from the ancient world. "Los Monos" complex is very large as well, it has 48 meters height. Most of the structures originally were decorated with large stucco masks depicting the deities of Maya mythology. It appears that the city was planned from its foundation with extraordinary alignments by groups of main temples related to solar alignments. This sight was originally designed for metropolitan settlings and sacred spaces. To get to El Mirador, it’s a five day walking tour in the jungle, on arrival to Peten: 2 walking and camping, one day to enjoy the views and sights of the pyramids and temples, and two days walking back. Another option is flying by helicopter, a tour done in one day.





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