The Cenote Sagrado is one of the most important places in Yucatan, Mexico
The Sacred Cenote is a fascinating place to visit, with its own legend in which it is said that the virgin women who were thrown into it would come back to life.
The Cenote Sagrado is located in Yucatan, it is one of the most important cenotes in the region
The Cenote Sagrado is located to the north of the pyramid of Kukulcán in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, it is also known as the Cenote of the Sacrifices since in past times it was affirmed that the virgin women who were thrown into it, according to the prophecy, would return to the life.
This paradise today is considered one of the most important in the Riviera Maya, it is open type of approximately 60 cm in diameter, its vertical walls reach 15 meters of access level of the access surface to the water.
It is important to note that the Cenote Sagrado is connected to the Pyramid of Kukulcán by a causeway about 300 meters long. One of the known stories of the Sacred Cenote is that the founders of Chichén Itzá, as well as the Itzaes and later the Xiues used it to perform animal and human sacrifices as tribute to the gods and threw ceramics and jewels at the bottom, in offerings. and religious rituals.
The shape of the Sacred Cenote is perfect, since it allows us to enjoy and admire the landscapes and nature.
The Cenote is considered mature due to its age, in addition to being open and keeping its dome or vault intact, not yet affected by the erosion that is gradually deteriorating the calcareous layer that forms it.
Location of the Cenote Sagrado
60 kilometers north of the pyramid of Kukulcán in the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá,