Photographer's Note

The main characteristic of this structure are the ample vaulted spaces held up by columns. It is probable that the function of this Plaza was civic and religious. Its construction is dated in the Late Classic - Early Post Classic periods. It has a drainage system that gathers water and stores it in a natural depression northeast of the Plaza. Besides the main buildings, there are approximately 40 plinths (bases or foundations) which were built with stone from the buildings already in disuse in the Plaza. These are the remains of contructions built of perishable materials and must have served very different purposes than the original buildings since the spaces are very much reduced, perhaps as a center for humble inhabitants, living amidst the ruings of what was once a great city. The restored pillar here was found lost among the aforementioned plinths.

Source: The INAH placard

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