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Las Monjas - Ruin Chichén Itzá - Mexico

No, nuns did not live in this building – it received that name because the Spanish thought it looked like a convent. Probably a residential palace, the impressive building dates from 880 AD. On the adjacent La Iglesia (The Church), carved stone images of a crab, an armadillo, a snail and a tortoise can be found.

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Here are other activities in and around Chichén Itzá that may be of interest: Temple of the Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Ruins, The Observatory or El Caracol, Temple of the Warriors, Ball Court, Tzompantli (Wall of Skulls), Temple of the Jaguars, Platform of the Eagles, Temple of Venus, Sacred Cenote and El Castillo.





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