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Considered as a fortress city and ceremonial center.

Its first settlers came from the Huasteca and the Gulf Coast.

This city-fortress was erected and inhabited around 600 A.D. and abandoned approximately between 900 and 1,000 A.D. In the 16th century it was occupied by the Chichimecas until the Spanish colonization. It was one of the most important settlements in the area.

This is the largerst- scale mining area in the Sierra Gorda, there were rich deposits of cinnabar, a dark red mineral highly appreciated in Mesoamerica.

Must see Buildings

The site has three sections: the first has three ball games aligned on a central axis, including ceremonial structures in a circular shape.

In the second section the most important pyramidal building has the entrance oriented to the East.

In the third section there is a courtyard surrounded by five pyramidal structures.

The site offers an extraordinary panoramic view of the Sierra Gorda landscape.

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Location

It is located 3 km from San Joaquín and 154 km northwest of the city of Querétaro.

Hours

Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.

 

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