Juego de Pelota


Palenque's ball court is towards the center of the site, and overlooked by Templo X.

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Nearby Palenque attractions

1. Grupo Norte

0.05 MILES

North of El Palacio is a Juego de Pelota and the handsome buildings of the Northern Group. Crazy Count de Waldeck lived in the so-called Templo del Conde,…

2. Templo del Conde

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This temple gets its name from Count de Waldeck, an explorer and illustrator who lived inside the temple from 1832 to 1833.

3. Templo X

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Located between Grupo Norte and the Templo de las Inscripciones group.

4. El Palacio

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Diagonally opposite the Templo de las Inscripciones is El Palacio, a large structure divided into four main courtyards, with a maze of corridors and rooms…

5. Grupo I


Just north of the Grupo Norte, this small group of buildings is right before the bridge across the Arroyo Otolum, which gives access to the Grupo de los…

6. Grupo II


On the river, overlooking the Baño de la Reina, this small group has a lovely jungle setting.

7. Tower

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Built in the 8th century by Ahkal Mo’ Nahb’ III and restored in 1955, the tower has remnants of fine stucco reliefs on the walls, but you’re not allowed…

8. Baño de la Reina

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A series of small falls tumble down to form natural bathing pools. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to bathe here.