• INAH-Sala Introductoria Chichén Itzá/Archivo
    INAH-Sala Introductoria Chichén Itzá/Archivo
Museo de Sitio de Chichén Itzá
Among the most famous pre-Hispanic cities, it combines Maya and Toltec cultures, it was an important capital in the tenth to the thirteenth centuries AD. A fine collection of archeological pieces explains the development of this city up to its decline, together with the explorations and discoveries that have enriched our knowledge.

Archeological site
About the museum
Chichen Itza’s introductory gallery is part of a visitor center which was designed by the architect Teodoro González de León in 1985, and opened to the public in 1987. Archeologists working for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) rescued some ancient dwelling spaces during the construction of the building.

The present introductory gallery used to be the Site Museum. It contained various archeological finds from the excavations that had been carried out at Chichen Itza for more than a century. The collections from the former Site Museum have now been distributed among other holdings in Merida, Mexico City and other places. Some of the items in the collection are also on loan to national and international exhibitions.

Today the gallery houses photographs of the archeological site with explanations to prepare you for a visit: the history of the site, the characteristics of the monuments and the conservation work. The gallery also shows temporary exhibitions on Mayan archeology.
March 1987
April 2011
Practical information
Temporalmente cerrado

Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00 hrs

Museum included in the entrance to the Archeological Site

  • Extra fee for video cameras
  • Sundays free for Mexican citizens
  • Free entrance for Mexicans under 13 years old
  • Free entrance for Mexican students and teachers
  • Free entrance for Mexican senior citizens
  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
Zona Arqueológica de Chichén Itzá,
Carretera Mérida-Cancún km 120, C.P. 97750
Tinum, Yucatán, México.

located 115 km from the city of Mérida, taking road 180 to the town of Piste, which is located two km from the archeological site. Visitors can reach the site with public transport.

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    Marco Antonio Santos Ramírez
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