Santa Rosa Xtampac1
Santa Rosa Xtampac1

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Its name means "Old Walls".

It is known as "Regional Capital" in the Mayan area, considered the most important and largest pre-Hispanic city in the Chenes region. The first evidences of human occupation date from the Late Preclassic (300-250 BC), and its peak was between 600 and 800 A.D.

The decline of the site seems to have begun towards the beginning of the Terminal Classic, between the years 800 and 1000 AD, Chenes architecture predominates, although there are some Puuc-influenced structures.

Must see Buildings

The site has a surprising urban layout, since the settlement expanded for 850 years. Maybe one of the most important feature in the buildings are the large masks that partially or totally occupy the main facades.

The motifs were made with mosaics and then they were stuccoed and painted in various colors, although the predominant one is red.

The Central Group consists of two plazas, but only the northern one has been excavated. This is where the most important monument of the site was found, a frieze made of polychrome modeled stucco, with a height of 1.75 m and a length of 16.80 m.

At Santa Rosa, the jungle vegetation is so dense that you can get lost if you don’t go along the open paths. And that is also the reason why not much is yet known about the monumental center of Santa Rosa Xtampak.

Santa Rosa Xtampac

Location

It is located 137 km from the city of Campeche near km 79 of Federal Highway No. 261.

Hours

Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00 hrs.

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