Yagul Oaxaca

This important prehispanic center (whose name means stick or old tree) has the largest ball court of the Oaxacan region and the second largest in Mesoamerica.

The most interesting structure in Yagul is the Palace of the Six Patios, an intricate structure composed of numerous rooms with a complex distribution and intercommunication that leads us think that it could have been a governmental residence.

Yagul Oaxaca

One of the most interesting aspects of Yagul is the presence of mural painting on the floors and walls of its structures, an element that has received the attention of scholars not only of archeology, but also of art historians. On the other hand, in the surroundings of Yagul, evidence of human occupation from very early times has been found; particularly in the rocky massifs adjacent to the current highway (Caballito Blanco site) where rock shelters have been found with vestiges of cave paintings linked to nomadic groups of gatherers and hunters that inhabited the Valley of Oaxaca 7000 years ago. Chronology 1500 a. C. to 1521 d. C. Main chronological location: Early Postclassic, 900 to 1200 AD. C.

Available services
Parking, locker and cloakroom.
Open: Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $__ pesos
Contact: Centro INAH Oaxaca 01 (951) 5 13 33 46 y 5 13 33 52

How to get:
The area is accessed from the City of Oaxaca by the Pan-American Highway. Approximately 1.2 km ahead of the town of Tlacolula is the deviation that leads to the site. By means of public transport you can get to the site by taking a bus that goes to the Isthmus or Mitla, passing Tlacolula the deviation is located from which it is necessary to walk approximately 1,500 meters to the site.

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