Uxmal Mayan Ruins, surrounded by legends, myths and anecdotes, poetic in its name and history, are located next to a series of hills known by the name of Puuc Mayan language means “mountain”and that was the name subsequently received the architectural style with sites that region.
The most impressive structure with a height over 35 meters is the House of the Magician, The Convent, another of its great buildings, named by the Spanish as it reminded them of a European nunnery, was probably used as a school of traditional healers astrologers and priests.
The Governor’s Palace is an excellent example of stone mosaic work and most likely have been created by hundreds of masons and sculptors.
Agriculture was one of the main occupations of the population of Uxmal, which remain a village community became a political and administrative center where flourished, as in other Maya sites, all expressions of man. One example was the construction of hydraulic works to collect and conserve drinking water. These practices are first materialized in chultunes (tanks), also making adjustments to the land that shaped depressions the waterholes. At that time a group of individuals controlling the political and economic power, and that society recognizes as intermediaries between man and the gods.
Known as “La Ruta Puuc (Puuc means mound), this tour includes the archaeological sites of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, X-Lapak, Labna and Loltun Caves. They can be found fully restored structures, others in process and some even covered with grass, trees and dense vegetation. The latter resemble the early explorers found at the end of last century.
Puuc Mayan name of a series of low-lying hills cultural area and a very unique style. Uxmal, as mentioned, is one of the best examples, but nearby, you can also delight in other areas with the same style that were once important Mayan cities.