Palenque

sights / Historic

Palenque information

Location
Mexico
Address
NE Chiapas
Getting there
Bus: shuttle from Palenque town
Prices
admission M$51
Opening hours
8am-5pm, last entry 4:30pm
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Ancient Palenque stands at the precise point where the first hills rise out of the Gulf coast plain, and the dense jungle covering these hills forms an evocative backdrop to Palenque’s exquisite Maya architecture. Hundreds of ruined buildings are spread over 15 sq km, but only a fairly compact central area has been excavated. Everything you see here was built without metal tools, pack animals or the wheel.