Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as "El Castillo" (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 2007. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.
Founded in the year 514 AD, Chichen Itza was once the capital of the ancient Mayan civilization. Admire the majestic Observatory, the Sacred Cenote where sacrifices took place, the Ball Court's perfect acoustic, with 168 meters in lengths and 70 meters wide the largest Ball Game in Mesoamerica. The Pyramid of Kukulcan, combining theology and astronomy to produce a unique spectacle twice a year, the Spring Equinox and the Autumn Solstice, days when the shadows projected over the architectonic elements of the building resemble a serpent descending to the ground.
The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH). The land under the monuments, however, is privately-owned by the Barbachano family.