Conquered by the Mexica in the fifteenth century, this site served as a garrison and point of communication with the powerful Itzocan kingdom, on the route to the Mixteca region. The archeological zone occupies a small area, with traces of platforms beneath some nearby houses. A Calvary chapel was constructed over the principal building in the seventeenth century, and parts of these walls remain.
A military fortress built on the upper part of a hill, flanked on three sides by precipitous ravines. Distinguished by its formidable surrounding stone wall. Administrative center of one the most important Popoloca domaines (1200-1500 AD), with monumental architecture.
Administrative center of the domain of Tepoztlán, perched high in the sierra of the same name, the construction of houses, palaces, temples and housing complexes was started around 1200 AD. Here they worshipped Ometochtli-Tepoztecatl, god of pulque, fertility and the harvest. A superb view of the surrounding valleys.
The site is thought to have been a key settlement of the pre-Hispanic period in terms of its interactions with the central area, the Gulf and Oaxaca. The site is in the south of Puebla and has architectural features similar to Teotihuacan, as well as sharing cultural traits with Tehuacan and the Mixtec region.
A place of great beauty, popularly known as “Nezahualcoyotl’s Baths” (1421-1521 AD). Designed by the famous poet king of Texcoco, it is said he came here to fast and meditate. Remarkable for its water works (aqueducts, pools and canals).
A ninety-minute drive from Guadalajara, in the region surrounding the Tequila Volcano, this was one of the most important sites in the west of Mesoamerica. Notable for its urban layout, original architecture with conical structures, broad staircases and circular elevated platforms.
Archeologists discovered the first signs of settlement in the state of Zacatecas on the top of a hill. The site was occupied for more than 1,600 years without interruption. The techniques used in the buildings point to great expertise in hydraulic engineering and the skillful use of the natural shape of the land.
Settlement prior to the peak of the Tarasco domain, much influenced by Teotihuacan. Large platforms, ball court, numerous chambers and tombs with rich offerings portray the life of this town. Located between Pátzcuaro and Uruapan, there is still much to be discovered.
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