Cacaxtla

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In the Epiclassic period (650-900 AD) Maya tribesmen emigrating from the Gulf settled on the Altiplano in Cacaxtla. The meeting of Maya influences with those from Teotihuacán (in decline) is illustrated in the extraordinarymurals . Well-preserved thanks to a fine layer of sand covering them and the tenacity of the so-called (indigo-based) "Maya" blue, they show superb battle scenes in which human-scale bird-warriors and jaguar-warriors clash.

Useful information

Address:

San-Miguel-del-Milagro

Price:

55 mxn (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

9am-5pm - closed Mon

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