Explore further than Antigua, and visit the Mayan ruins of Iximche and learn more about our ancient culture. Guided tour that lasts 3 ½ hours. To get to the site it takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. Private bilingual guide and private transportation included.

Iximche is the name of a tree called Ramon and has some eatable fruits. It was the last Mayan Capital. Iximche was the capital of the late Postclassic Kaqchikel Mayan kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ballcourts. Excavators uncovered the poorly preserved remains of painted murals on some of the buildings and ample evidence of human sacrifice. Iximche developed quickly as a city and within 50 years of its foundation it had reached its maximum extent. The rulers of Iximche were four principal lords drawn from the four main clans of the Kaqchikel, although it was the lords of the Sotz’il and Xahil clans who held the real power.



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