Copan is famous for the both the quantity and quality of the carved stone sculptures that decorated plazas and temples in its ceremonial center - it is known by archaeologists as the most "artistic" of all Maya cities. Today, the ruins of Copán is one of the richest archaeological sites to be found in the entire American continent and an increasingly popular tourist attraction. After 150 years of archaeological research, Copán is perhaps the most researched and well documented Maya site of all. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Every city in the Maya world is know for being "specialized" at something. For example Tikal, in Guatemala, is known for the sheer height of its pyramids. In southern México, Palenque is known for the lavishly decorated tomb of one of its kings, Pacal.
What can you see in Copan?
A tour to the past of Maya