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Archeological Sites in Veracruz

Cempoala

Cempoala

Their origin is located toward the year 1200 AC. The first important Indian settlement that Hernán Cortés came across on his journey to the Aztec capital. Among the most important buildings are: “Pimiento”, decorated with human skulls; Temple of the Cross, where murals can still be seen; The Temple of the Faces and the System IV, a wide fortress surrounded by walls. It has a small site museum. Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

El Tajín

It is the most important archaeological site in Veracruz, and it was declared a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The site was founded by the Huastecs and reached the peak of its grandeur between 800 and 1150 AC. The site is divided in two groups:  in the first one, we can admire The Pyramid of Niches, comprised of seven sections and a total of 365 niches, coinciding the the number of days in the solar year. In the second group, is Building "I", with colored frescoes. It has been discovered more than 17 ball courts. The site also displays paintings, carved figures, tablets and a museum. Open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

El Tajín
Cuyuxquihui

Cuyuxquihui

It was founded toward the year 1250 AC. The site occupies 30 hectare with a military fortress and a ceremonial center; there are also some balconies and ball games. The most outstanding buildings are: Building III and the 72 meters-long Ball Game. Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Paxil - Tlalocan

Located near the town of Misantla, it is considered an important Totonac city that flourished from 450 to 1500 AC. Only 11 of the 577 archeological sites in the region have been explored. The site has two Ball Courts, and some other structures like “I”, “D” and the “Palma”. Open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Paxil - Tlalocan
Quauhtochco

Quauhtochco

A fortress city with a strong influence of the Mexica Culture. The most important building is “El Fortín”, with a temple in the top. Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Quiahuiztlán

It is an extremely interesting archaeological place, for their disposition and architectural elements. Been founded among the years 800 and 900 AC, it was located in a high place and of difficult access called "hill of the metates". In the holy cemetery 43 graves have been found. Open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Quiahuiztlán
¨El Cuajilote¨ Ceremonial Center

¨El Cuajilote¨ Ceremonial Center

Located near Filobobos River in the magnificent backdrop of the verdant jungle hills. This is a fertility ceremonial site. There is a big plaza with a length of more than 400 meters and a Ball Court. The site dates back to the classic period in the year 200 AC as an important ceremonial center.

Vega de Peña

You can get to this site though the Filo Bobos River. It was a very important city during the late post-classical between 900 and 1500 AC. The site has several patios. The main features are a group of basaltic rocks with beautiful engraves, the central group with a circular altar, and the Temple of "Grecas" or Xicalcoliuhqui and a Palace with frescoes.

Vega de Peña
Tres Zapotes

Tres Zapotes

Located in the Tuxtlas region, at the bank of the Hueyapan River. It became an important Olmec city after La Venta declined in the year 1,000 AC. The collection in the site includes: the Monument C, the Code C, basalt monolith representing the Olmec jaguar and the use of the bars and dots; the same writing system used later by the Mayas. In 1862, the first Colossal Heads was found in here. It has a small site museum. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.


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