Holding the title as one of the new seven wonders of the world, it’s no surprise the Chichen Itza ruins are one of Mexico`s top attractions. With only the briefest of interruptions, Chichen Itza served as a sacred Mayan site for more than 700 years, and by the 11th century had become the political and religious capital of the revived Mayan empire under Toltec rule. Today, it has been listed as a UNESCO World heritage site and welcomes more than a million visitors each year. Chichen Itza is the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. This is somewhat ironic because its most famous structures do not have a typical Classic Mayan architecture but show strong influences from other civilizations from Central Mexico.