Central Region: Caguana Ceremonial Park

All the Indian cultures shared a ceremonial ballgame-sometimes described as similar to lacrosse or soccer-with their Meso-American cousins. More than 30 of the courts where these games were played can be found in the mysterious Caguana Indian Ceremonial Park. These courts, called bateyes, are believed to be part of the most sacred Taíno area in the West Indies. Excavation began in 1915 and, over the years, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture has restored many of the bateyes. Monoliths and petroglyphs carved by anonymous hands can be seen among the rocks and stones. Explore more>>

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