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The Archaeological Site

The archaeological site at Tula is huge and rambling, and the different types of cacti growing everywhere make you feel like you’re in a western. You have to walk a while to get to the interesting part, comprising the pyramid of el Templo de Tlahuzcalpantecuhtli, the Palacio Quemado right next door, the ball courts in front and Coatepantli (Snake wall) behind the temple, which are huddled together on a hill overlooking the modern city. The museum at the entrance is included in the $2.50 entrance fee, and there are plenty of stalls on the way to the pyramid should you feel the need to buy a palm woven hat or Toltec ashtray.









28 Apr 2009

Things to do in The Archaeological Site

Ball Courts

The presence of two ball courts in the ceremonial center of Tula is the biggest ace in the hand of the “Toltecs fled to Chichen Itza and established a regime there” camp of historians. Although ...
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The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico

Templo de Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli

The pyramid dedicated to the god Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (the Morning Star), is the pride and joy of Tula’s ceremonial center. It’s not as big as the ones at Teotihuacan, but you can climb up it ...
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The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico

Site Museum

Included in the $2.50 entrance fee, the site museum at the entrance is well worth half an hour of your time for its detailed explanations on Toltec politics, society and history, although non-Spanish ...
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The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico

Palacio Quemado

The Palacio Quemado, or Burned Palace, lies on the western side of the pyramid. It was destroyed by, that’s right, fire, towards the end of the city’s heyday. Despite it’s name, it probably ...
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The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico

Coatepantli

The Toltec tradition of building a Coatepantli, or snake wall, was later enthusiastically adopted in Aztec cities all throughout the empire. In Mexican cosmology, the walls determined the boundaries ...
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The Archaeological Site, Tula De Allende, Mexico
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