Colonial Yucatán

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

Spanish colonial times have left their architectural mark on the Yucatán Peninsula. While on this trip I avoided most larger cities, however some nice example of colonial architecture ca be found at the Hacienda Chichen which served as an archaeologists’ base at the time of the great excavations and restorations of the nearby Mayan city […]

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El Caracol and Old Chichen

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Yucatán, Mexico 2006

To the south of the great plaza with the temple of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza stretches an area of smaller buildings and pyramids. I was in particular impressed by the so called nunnery group of buildings, with ornaments carved into virtually every stone wall. Another prominent temple is “El Caracol”, the observatory. Its large platform […]

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