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Copán Day Trip from Guatemala City
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Copan, Honduras
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Reviewed 1 week ago

you can't miss it during the visit of the Copán archealogic park. One of the stones is missing but it is the Mayan building that has more history in their hieroglyphics than any other structure from that time

Thank HamiltonViajero
Reviewed 1 June 2017

amazing place. Sad to see it in less good shape than our first trip 25 years ago. It is covered which helps but many of the stones have lost the really bright contrast between the carvings and the stone itself.

Thank Beth_Moscov
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This stairway is located within the Copan ruins park. It's an impressive structure and definitely worth checking out.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The only thing I did not like was the yellow plastic covering the staircase making taking pictures difficult and the fact that you could not approach it because of a railing in front of it, apart from that a beautiful piece of art

Thank AnneMarieFrance58
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It was pretty cool to see the stairs and how the statues were incorporated into the stairs. It's too bad that the government gave some of them away.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This stairway is part of the overall Copan ruins complex. A must visit while in Copan, very historic and worth the price of admission. A guide is good so you can get detailed explanations. We also added on the tunnels tour. A little pricey but...More

Thank Explorer1904
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have been reading about, and looking forward to seeing, this unique stairway for years. I wasn't disappointed. Not only are there 30-ish stiars composed of blocks of hieroglyphs, there are also several large statues incorporated into the stairway. Very impressive! Go to the 1890's...More

Thank brian s
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We hired a guide, Julio Melendez who spoke excellent English and had worked on the excavation--in fact so had his father and grandfather. this particular part of the ruins is unique and being protected. It's amazing what the Mayans did and this is a great...More

Thank Dkbogart
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Be sure to use the guide to talk you through the sights. You must experience this attraction. No words or photos can relay how impressive this is. Simply AMAZING!

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Copan ruins need a whole day for you to explore. The hieroglyphic stairway is one of the two "must-see's" at Copan. The other is Alter Q. The stairway has a covered canopy to preserve it from the elements. It is a wonderful place to...More

Thank Ruth T
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