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Destination: Ek Balam

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Getting to know Ek Balam

A thousand years ago, Ek Balam was a thriving city, covering about 12 square kilometers. It was the largest regional center from 600-900 CE, more than half a millennium before the arrival of the Spanish. Ek Balam means “black jaguar” and much of its spectacular architecture was built to honor Ukit Kan Lek Tok, a powerful ruler buried at the site.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Victory guests will visit the square symmetry of the four-sided arch and the curves of the Palacio Oval (also known as La Redonda), as well as the massive Acropolis, a palace and temple complex with sweeping stairway, stone relief carvings, and deep side chambers. The highlight of the visit will be El Trono (The Throne), the most striking of Maya monster-mouth temple entrances.

Destination: Ek Balam

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Getting to know Ek Balam

A thousand years ago, Ek Balam was a thriving city, covering about 12 square kilometers. It was the largest regional center from 600-900 CE, more than half a millennium before the arrival of the Spanish. Ek Balam means “black jaguar” and much of its spectacular architecture was built to honor Ukit Kan Lek Tok, a powerful ruler buried at the site.

Our All-inclusive Visit

Victory guests will visit the square symmetry of the four-sided arch and the curves of the Palacio Oval (also known as La Redonda), as well as the massive Acropolis, a palace and temple complex with sweeping stairway, stone relief carvings, and deep side chambers. The highlight of the visit will be El Trono (The Throne), the most striking of Maya monster-mouth temple entrances.

More about Ek Balam…

Ek Balam is considered one of the top Mayan historical sites in Mexico, with its own unique architectural style. Restoration of Ek Balam began in 1997, but portions of the mounds of stone remain largely overgrown. Until 1998, the Acropolis was only an indistinct mound, but excavations have uncovered some of the most extraordinary Maya sculptures in Mexico.