Aké is a pre-Hispanic city that survived until 1450 A.D. During the Classic period, between 250 and 900 A.D., it had a key role in the political.
Aké is a pre-Hispanic city that survived until 1450 A.D. During the Classic period, between 250 and 900 A.D., it had a key role in the political and strategic aspect because it was located precisely between Izamal and the ancient city of Thó (current city of Mérida).
It was located in an area of about four square kilometers. “El Palacio” is one of the most important complexes in the area that have been preserved. There is an esplanade in the central part, known as “La Gran Plaza.” Around this area you can see the main buildings where the ruling class lived.
There are multiple attractions such as the San Lorenzo Aké henequen farm, which has flourished for years thanks to the efforts of its owners, who have kept old shredding machines where they still work the "green gold" (henequen or sisal); visitors can walk through the ancient sacbes (Mayan roads) and visit a cavern type cenote.
Aké is located 32 km away from the city of Mérida on road 80 to Tixkokob; turn right at km 25.
The 32 kilometer-long sacbé (pre-Hispanic white road) was used to commute to Izamal. There is a wall that surrounds the city and covers part of the sacbé, which suggests the was a conflict between these two great cities that were once allied.
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