|Mayapan is a site located on the Yucatan Peninsula forty-seven kilometers southeast of Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. The ruins are linked to the end of the Post Classic Period, considered the last of the pre-Hispanic development of the Mayans. Mayapan is said to have been founded in 1007 by Kukulkan. Although the city was founded in 1007, the city was not dominant until the 1200's after the fall of Chichen Itza. |
The city of Mayapan is a walled city covering about four square kilometers centering on one central plaza in which the main buildings are located.