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Xochicalco

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Xochicalco, there is a monument pre-Columbian period, which is not far from Cuernavaca. This architectural area is under protection of UNESCO, and invites visitors to explore the many beautifully preserved buildings. The name of Xochicalco can be translated into Russian language as "the Flower house". Golden age of this city occurred in an era when the most famous of Indian States experienced a decline. Its architectural style of many buildings, Xochicalco resemble similar structures in the famous Mayan city of Teotihuacan. Still some inhabitants of the villages located in the vicinity of Xochicalco, use the Aztec word.

The main temple building, many of which are still hidden under a layer of soil built along terraces that adorn the slopes of the hill. Scientists suggest that the city of Xochicalco was founded in II century BC, Initially it was a small village to 700-900 years BC has become a real city, inhabited by about 20 thousand people.

Now the territory of Xochicalco turned into a Museum under the open sky. It is also possible access to the Indian Observatory, however, it is only open in the afternoon.

The most interesting structure of Xochicalco is the temple of the Feathered Serpent, decorated with intricate reliefs. They are made in the style of the pyramids of Teotihuacan and Mayan cities. This suggests that Xochicalco worked as craftsmen from different corners of Central America. Here you can also see areas for ball games, palaces, steles, and cave.