Its rise coincided with the steady decline of the other great Mayan cities.Plagued by inter-dynastic blood feuds fought to determine kingships, the powerful kingdoms of the Middle Classic period were faltering.) is a city and municipality in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia.
It is separated from the wide sandy beach by just a promenade.
At its height it was undoubtedly a bustling metropolis, with its population taking part in a prosperous and artistic society.
Chichen Itza is a pivotal site when studying the Maya Late Classic period.
Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca.
The municipality covers an area of 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi) crossed by highways on the coast, which are its main entrances.