The ancient Mayan city of Edzna is one of the icons of the state of Campeche, one of its Mayan jewels. Its main building is worth visiting, one of the most important ancient cities in the region.
The truth is that I was sad to write about Edzná because when we visited it we arrived late and it only gave us time to be in the Main Square or Grand Plaza, where it is located the majestic and beautiful Five Story Building.
Only the trip here was worth it, it is colossal, both the building and the rest of the Plaza. The pity is that I cannot explain the place in a more detailed and personal way, but at least the reference remains if you want to visit it.
Edzná archaeological zone
Edzná It is the most visited Mayan archeological zone in the state of Campeche. Its proximity and easy access from the state capital, San Francisco de Campeche, makes it a sweet candy for tourists. Then it is followed by the incomparable Calakmul, one of those unmissable corners for the traveler.
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In Edzná you can see one of the great Mayan cities of the Highlands founded during the Classic Period (from 200 to 900 AD). Others are Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Oxkintok, Xcalumkin.
Edzná is founded on the 400 AD, it was occupied continuously until before the arrival of the colonizer. It gathers several Mayan architectural styles such as puuc, chen, tardio and peten. It was a city with more than 1000 years of history and that leaves different wrinkles in its stones.
Its name refers to the lineage that used it, the Itzaés, who also stamped their stamp on Chichen Itza, where you can admire similar styles in some of their buildings.
We were left to see buildings like the Old Sorceress, the small Acropolis or tour the different sacbé (white road in Yucatecan Maya) and appreciate the irrigation systems they used in this city. It was a short visit that I could do to Edzná, but one day after I returned and I just enjoyed it.
The luxury of being able to appreciate the different buildings of the Grand Plaza is worth it as I said. In fact, many tourist groups are the only thing they travel.
Normally only once in our life do we go through the places because we are passing through and do not return. So my recommendation is that you go ahead with the peace of mind that Edzná deserves. I usually say that archeological sites are also nature tourism through the spaces where they are located.
Edzná, archaeological siteLOCATION: Edzná is located at 55 km southeast of the city of Campeche, from where it can be reached by the federal highways 180 and 261.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES:Open from 8 to 17 daily hours. Last entry to the 16: 30. They do not sell drinks or food inside. There are services at the entrance. Edzná offers a light and sound show: at 20 in summer-autumn and at 19 in winter-spring. solstice and equinoxes They usually make special schedules, with a large influx of tourists.
PRICE ENTRY: 70 pesos. On Sundays the entrance of the INAH is free for Mexicans and permanent residents. Access to archaeological sites is free every day for children under 13 years, students, teachers and senior citizens with valid credentials.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From Campeche there are combis that leave you at 300 meters from the entrance.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, closed shoes better to climb the pyramid and some water will go well.
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