The Great Ball Court’s South Temple in Chichen Itza

Great Ball Court's South Temple in Chichén Itzá
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The Great Ball Court’s South Temple in Chichen Itza is unfortunately very destroyed, probably due to its wide dimensions. It had pilasters to support the roof that served to protect the high hierarchy from the Sun and rainy days. 

Built after the ball court, this building has a rectangular floor and measures 25 m long by 8 wide. It’s also composed of a slope with light molding, frieze, and inverted cornice; it also has seven entryways, formed by six pilasters decorated with figures of warriors carrying hieroglyphics indicating their names at the base with the effigy of the man-bird-serpent or Kukulkan emerging from the jaws of a feathered serpent.

Great Ball Court's South Temple in Chichen Itza up close
Great Ball Court’s South Temple in Chichen Itza up close

Location of the Great Ball Court’s South Temple in Chichen Itza

The Great Ball Court’s South Temple is located in one of the ends of the Great Ball Court, like its name says, on the south side. In front of it, all the way on the other side of the Court you will find the Temple of the Bearded Man, and on its right, the Temple of the Jaguar.

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