- Title: El Castillo
- Country: Mexico
- Nearest Area: Yucatan
- Nearest Town: Valladolid
- Brief Directions: The archeological site is close to the town of Valladolid.
- GPS Longitude: 20
- GPS Latitude:
- Description: El Castillo ("The Castle") is an spectacular Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico
Built by the Maya civilization between the 10th and 13th centuries AD, it served as a temple to the god Kukulcan .
It is a step pyramid with a ground plan of square terraces with stairways up each of the four sides to the temple on top. Great sculptures of plumed serpents run down the sides of the northern staircase. The pyramid has 91 steps on each side and if you count the top step, they add up to 365 steps, one for each day of the year.
- Gear: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 20-105 F4 L Lens
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