Piedras Negras

If you appreciate Pre-Columbian Mayan art, then you should visit this ruined town where you can find many decorated temples.

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Attractions near to Piedras Negras

  • Bonampak


    Don't expect anything huge – look for the details instead. This site is noteworthy for well-preserved murals of a special beauty.

  • Toniná


    Prepare yourself for seeing one of the most amazing Mayan sites in Mexico! Several pyramids, over 100 structures and admirable sculptures.

  • Yaxchilán


    Learn about the various kings who ruled this stunningly beautiful place in the Late Classic Period and see all the great monuments.

  • Zinacantán


    Hidden in the mountains, this village is the place to go if you want to admire the Mayan culture.

  • Cathedral of San Cristobal, San Cristóbal de Las Casas

    Cathedral of San Cristobal

    The colorful Baroque facade of this church stands out from its surroundings. It survived many earthquakes and still retains its splendor.

  • Nojpetén, Flores


    Located in the middle of the Lake Peten Itza on a small island, this Preclassic Mayan site was conquered by the Spanish in the 17th century.

  • Zocalo, San Cristóbal de Las Casas


    Despite officially called Plaza 31 de marzo, it's Zocalo for the locals. Probably the most lively place in the city.

  • San Juan Chamula

    San Juan Chamula

    The township is still inhabited by the Mayan people sticking to their traditional way of life. Rather commercial but totally worth it.

  • El Mirador

    El Mirador

    Go deep into the jungle and explore the huge El Tigre Complex with the La Danta temple – one of the world's largest pyramids.

  • Altar de Sacrificios

    Altar de Sacrificios

    A fan of Mayan history should not miss this esoteric ceremonial center which consists of three complexes and two plazas.

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