Copán Archaeological Site
Good for: seeing Mayan ruins, History and Culture, anthropology
- Copán Ruínas
- tel, info: 651 4108
- full US$10.00, extra: tunnels US$12.00; Museum of Sculpture US$5.00
- 08:00-17:00, museum 08:00-16:00
Lonely Planet review for Copán Archaeological Site
Honduras has only one major Mayan ruin, but it's a true gem. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1980, Copán archaeological site is known for its remarkable stone sculptures, especially the enormous and intricately carved stelae depicting former leaders. The site is not as lofty or grandiose as, say, Tikal or Chichén Itzá, but the artisanship is impressive. The museum is also top-notch.