Gran Plaza

Archaeological Site in Calakmul

The Gran Plaza, with its ancient buildings and many stelae, is a good place to begin your Calakmul explorations. Climbing the enormous Estructura II, at the south side of the plaza, is a must. A path on the left (east) side of Estructura II leads past the palatial Estructura III, with a dozen rooms atop a raised platform. Walking south from Estructura III you come to Estructura I, Calakmul’s second great pyramid (surpassed by Estructura II).