Chichén Itzá was one of the greatest Mayan centres famous for a pyramid temple built by the Maya civilization. This sacred site has more than 1300-year history. The Mayan construction techniques, combined with new elements from central Mexico, make Chichen-Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilization in Yucatán peninsula. Several buildings have survived, such as El Castillo the largest pyramid at Chichen Itza, Temple of the Warriors also known as the Temple of the Thousand Columns and the circular observatory known as El Caracol. The site also contains the Great Ball Court, the largest known ancient sports field in Central America, where Mayas had practicing a game with a soccer-sized ball that had its own intricate rules and provided exciting competition for huge crowds of spectators.