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Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México.

George & Eve DeLange

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Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins From The Museum.

Xochicalco ("sho-chee-cal-co") Archaeological Ruins:

The name Xochicalco may be translated from Nahuatl language as "in the (place of the) house of Flowers".

Antonio Iriondo drove us to the Xochicalco archaeological site which is located about 38 Kms. from Cuernavaca, by way of the Alpuyeca exit of the Mexico-Acapulco Highway 95.

Xochicalco was founded in about 650 AD by the Olmeca-Xicallanca, which are a Mayan group of traders from Campeche, giving them an excellent position along several of the major Mesoamerican trade routes. It was an important fortressed commercial and religious center in the period of time following the decline of the great Meso-American city states. Its name means "Place Of The Flowers."

The main part of Xochicalco is located 132 mts (430 ft) above the valley. Its' underground solar observatory is one of the main attractions for visitors to the site. When the sun passes through its zenith on May 14th and 15th and July 28th and 29th, a ray of sunlight passes through a narrow shaft in the ceiling of the observatory and projects itself upon the floor.

Another main attraction is the Quetzalcoatl pyramid, or Temple of the Feathered Serpent, which features friezes depicting the Plumed Serpent God coiling around the sides. This structure measures 21 by 19 meters at its base and 17 meters in height and is situated in what is known as Xochicalco's Main Acropolis.

Of special interest are sculptured reliefs on the sides of some buildings. The Temple of the Feathered Serpent has fine stylized depictions of that deity in a style which includes apparent influences of Teotihuacan and Maya art.

The museum and restrooms are clean.

To visit this area we would suggest flying into either Mexico City or Cuernavaca and then staying at a hotel of your choice.

The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is the commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is Mexico's and Latin America's busiest.

The General Mariano Matamoros Airport (IATA: CVJ, ICAO: MMCB), also known as Cuernavaca Airport, is the airport located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, near Mexico City. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of Cuernavaca. It is part of the Mexico City Metropolitan Airport Group, as are the airports of Puebla, Queretaro, Pachuca, Mexico City, and Toluca. The airport is operated by the government-owned corporation Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA). It was recently renovated with the purpose of offering a fresh image, and modern facilities, and its composed of a sole building (excluding general aviation terminal, hangars, and control tower), with check in facilities, security check-points, a cafe, ATM, customs, waiting room and a sole boarding gate.


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We also have links on this page, that will connect you with several of the best hotels in Mexico City & Cuernavaca. Hotels that we have personally used!

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Plaza Of The Stele Of The Two Glyphs Laguna del Rodeo In Background. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza Of The Stele Of The Two Glyphs,
Laguna del Rodeo In Background.
Plaza Of The Stele Of The Two Glyphs Looking North Toward The Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza Of The Stele Of The Two Glyphs,
Looking North Toward The Great Pyramid.

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Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Temple. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza Of The Stele
Of The Two Glyphs
Looking North
Toward The Great Pyramid
Plaza Of The Stele
Of The Two Glyphs
Looking WNW
Plaza Of The Stele Of The Two Glyphs. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Temple. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Plaza Of The Stele
Of The Two Glyphs
Looking North East
Plaza Of The Stele
Of The Two Glyphs
Looking East
Anthony Iriondo & George DeLange At The Plaza. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Adoratorio. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Antonio Iriondo &
George DeLange
Discussing The Plaza
Probably A Civic -
Religious Area
Stele Of The
Two Glyphs
Sitting On Platform
Called An Adoratorio
Looking North
Gnomon. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.10 Acatl And 9 Ojo de Reptil. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Stele Of The
Two Glyphs
Looking West
Probably Was A Gnomon
Stele Of The Two Glyphs
Represent 10 Acatl And
9 Ojo de Reptil
Probably Related
To Quetzalcoatl
Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
The Great Pyramid
Made In
Seven Layers
Side Of The
Great Pyramid
The Largest Structure
In Xochicalco
NE Of Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Ramp Of The Animals. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
North And NE
Of Great Pyramid
Covered Area Is
Ceremonial Ramp
Made Of Steps
With Carved Animals
Called Ramp Of
The Animals
Ramp Of
The Animals
NE Side Of Great Pyramid. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Temple Of The Stele. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
NE Side
Of Great Pyramid
Between
Great Pyramid &
Temple Of The Stele
Structure North Of Animal Ramp. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.North Structure. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Structure North Of Animal RampNorth Structure
Structure 7. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.Structure 7. Xochicalco Archaeological Ruins, In Western Cuernavaca, Morales, México. Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Information, Images, & Reviews.
Structure SevenDoorway, Structure Seven

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