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Cozumel Sights

San Gervasio

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 03/29/2013

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Surrounded by a forest, these temples make up Cozumel's largest remaining Mayan and Toltec site. San Gervasio was the island's capital and ceremonial center, dedicated to the fertility goddess Ixchel. The classic- and postclassic-style buildings and temples were continuously occupied from AD 300 to 1500. Typical architectural features include limestone plazas and arches atop stepped platforms, as well as stelae and bas-reliefs. Be sure to see the temple "Las Manitas,"

with red handprints all over its altar. Plaques in Mayan, Spanish, and English clearly describe each structure.

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Off Carretera Transversal, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico



Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Daily 8–4

Updated 03/29/2013


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