Many people describe Copan as the artistic centre of the Mayan world. I read a great analogy today – comparing Tikal to Copan, the writer suggested that if Tikal is the ‘New York’ then Copan is the ‘Paris’ of cities in the Western world. Having now visited Copan, I think that is a true insight.
Copan is an undoubted highlight of Honduras. And despite having visited seven Mayan sites on our trip, walking into Copan I was full of excitement as I had heard that it was one of the most rewarding sites of the Mayan world with superb quality statues, carvings and decorative features.