I really enjoyed the afternoon wandering around and imagining what it would have been like for the residents of that city. It is estimated that between 1000 and 1600 people lived within the walled city during its height (the 13th to 15th Centuries). Defence must have been extremely important to the Mayans as the walls that are around the city would have taken extreme time and energy to build. It was amazing to walk through them knowing they were built so long ago!
|Plants growing out of the stones of one of the palaces|
|The Great Palace|
|The Cenote where they would have had access to fresh water.|
|Stairs leading to a foundation|
|Overlooking the grounds|