Mayan Ball Court, Copan Ruinas

#2 of 22 in Historic Sites in Honduras
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Arena / Stadium
While exploring the ancient Copán ruins, don’t miss the chance to see Mayan Ball Court, standing near the hieroglyphic stairway. Many mysteries still surround the nature of the game, which was played between teams using a rubber ball, resembling today's soccer in many ways. Some argue that the losing team was sacrificed, while others believe the game was simply part of a mysterious Mayan ritual. Nevertheless, the long, narrow playing alley, flanked by decorated walls and sculptures of macaws, amazes visitors with its precision and beauty. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Copan Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mayan Ball Court and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Mayan Ball Court was alot of fun. Our kids played the game they saw on the Road to El Dorado movie.  more »
  • Winners can really have their heart taken. Story by guide was very interesting and well done. Cesar was on top of the tour and was excellent. Looong walk, plan well, take water and remember no...  more »
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