Quiriguá is a smaller site compared to places like Copán or Tikal. Historically, it was tied politically, militarily, and commercially with Copán until what appears to have been a tumultuous revolt around 738 AD. What makes Quiriguá unique among Maya archaeological sites are the enormous stelae (stone carved monuments) found there. It actually has the largest Maya stela ever found,... 更多
This is a small but previous little place. Many beautifully presented stelae depicting Mayan rulers and sacred contexts. Very provocative. Be careful of the Maya jade store on-site, it has beautiful artifacts made of jade from the same sources as the Maya, but pricey and too beautiful to resist! Hold on to your credit cards!
This is a small site where there are various Mayan stele; nothing awesome, but interesting for fans of Mayan history and history buffs. An hour is about all it takes to see everything. Not as impressive as some of the Mayan sites up in the Yucatan.
We were traveling from Copan Ruinas to Rio Dulce, and took the short detour to Quirigua. I wasn't expecting much. The park is tiny compared with Copan Ruinas and we walked through it and the small museum in under an hour. The stellas and altars are remarkably well-preserved. Though small, Quirigua is an important part of the Mayan history in... 更多
The park is nice - if you are looking for large pyramids and structures though, you are at the wrong site. That being said, they do have a nice acropolis and a number of large stelae and sacrificial altars. Along the way to the park, there are several large banana farms that were interesting to drive by.
It was a bit of a haul from Santo Tomas but was well worth the effort. We had a scenic view of the country. The site was very well preserved with clean walkways, a nice museum arrangement as well as a jade shop and clean restrooms. Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of the Mayan history and... 更多
Quirigua is a place where you can walk with friends have a good time and admire the incredible messages that old civilizations in Guatemala wrote. Nice place to walk, have a good day learning and talking. It is a clean place and it is very hot so shorts will help.
This park has the best stelae I have seen. Extremely well preserved. This is not the place to go if you're looking for pyramids or extensive ruins. But it's absolutely worth the time to see the stelae.
One comes here for one thing and one thing only: the stelae. So if you like stelae (and REALLY like stelae!), then you'll be in seventh heaven. Otherwise, sit back and watch the Discovery Channel go to the trouble of coming here and it's overview of what's on offer. (Indeed, the standard entry fee of 20Q seems fairly gauged, but... 更多