Despite its small size, this late Classic site has some of the most original and beautiful sculptures in the Mayan world. Long dependent on Copan, the layout of the primary site is like a small version of that famous site. Here are huge steles (including many of the largest in the entire Mayan world) and enormous rocks carved in the shapes of animals (called zoomorphs)
In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares accessed by means of ramps. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside.