The Puuc route is one of those famous journeys all travelers should definetely do -at least once in a lifetime. You’re even more promptous to go through the marvelous structures if you want to get wondered by its art. Puuc was one of the five arquitecture styles this rainforest civilizacion as it was once called. If you want to know more about this submersion into the past of one of the Mexico’s most famous ruins, continue reading.
The Uxmal archeological zone is one of the main Maya cities and the Puuc style after the town of Chichen Itza. The apartment is situated a bit over an hour from 84.2 kilometers from Merida. With its 40 m high corners and turned crowns, the Soothsayer Temple is the most impressive construction in the place.
It is built on a 120-meter square platform and the Quadrant of the Nuns owes its name quite close to that of a monastery. The Governor’s Residence and the House of the Turtles are other main structures.
Kabah’s archeological district is situated 22,8 km (25 minutes from the city) south-east of Uxmal. The pretty gravures on all of its remains are one of Maya’s most stunning cultures. There are two bases separated by a road on the site. The Codz Pop stands out from the many masks on his façade and is one of the most significant constructs.
It points out the path to Uxmal, which is identified in the beginning by a graved arch. The Great Pyramid and the Palace Party are still the largest structures. The untapped land still lies so that the hills can be exposed, underground-covered ruins.
The archaeological area of Sayil is 33 kilometers from Uxmal. The Great Palace, which contains 85 rooms with concentrated administrative activities, will surprise you here. The Ball Game, the Miradors, the Jambas Temple and the stelae, are other important structures. This site also has a visitable museum.
You can find yourself in the Xlapak archeological ruins following the Puuc Road 52 km from Sayil or about two hours and 50 minutes. It has 14 moons and three pyramids and a relatively small archaeological place.
El Palacio, considered to be one of the jewels in the Puuc style, is the most important building here because of its incredible facade, which is home to the masks of Chaac and different geometry items.
The archeological field of Labná is at about 7 kilometers from Xlapak. It is considered one of the lost cities of Mayan culture since it does not appear in the chronicles except in the Spanish conquerors’ chronicles.
The vestiges of Xlapak have very similar decorations and engravings, such as the geometrical shapes and Chaac masks. The Triumphal Gate, the Columns, the Great Palace and the Mirador are the most famous structures.
The Loltún Caves are the right complement to these Mayan archeological zones. The ancient Maya took shelter and celebrated ceremonies in this amazing holy structure. You can enjoy the Loltún Warrior bas-relief, pre-Hispanic kitchen items and cave paintings, aside from the imposing landscape of caves.