Portal Maya Sculpture in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Encircle Photos

15 Portal Maya Sculpture in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This elegant bronze sculpture of a man and woman clasping hands as their bodies form a 52.5 foot high arch is named Portal Maya. The public artwork by Arturo Taravez is located at Parque Los Fundadores (Founding Fathers Park) facing the sea. It is a tribute to the Mayan communities that dotted the Yucatán Peninsula before the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century. The rings represent traditional ones found on ballcourts at Mayan archeological sites. Etched on the statue is the date December 21st, 2012. This marked the end of the 5,126 year Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar developed by the Mayans.

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Portal Maya, Av Benito Juárez 251, Centro, Playa del Carmen, QROO, Mexico

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