A mixteca colony jewel

San Pedro y San Pablo Tepozcolula , Oaxaca

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The House of the Lady Chieftain is the palace where the last queen of the Mixtec lived and was built in the mid sixteenth century.

ENJOY A MIXTEC JEWEL OF THE VICEROYALTY


The palace represents the government by women of the Mixtec and the fusion of two cultures that gave life to a new world. Listen to the story of Doña Catalina de Peralta. Admire the fusion of pre-Hispanic Mixtec architecture and Spanish Renaissance in the decoration, which emanates political and moral power.

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE MIXTEC OVERLORDS

Imagine people who considered themselves the owners of thousands of hectares of land, including farmland, springs and orchards, and learn how they negotiated with the Europeans using their gorgeous blankets, chalchihuites, jewelry decorated with rich feathers and precious stones. Then, find yourself in front of the frieze of ornamental discs that adorned the royal house and held authority over the adjacent buildings that formed part of the walled city.

Discover the combination of pink and white quarry with red stone frames, filled with black stones in which inverted mushrooms called chalchihuites stand out. Learn the formula for the sturdy foundations and its pink marble floors, cemented with stone sand, lime and cactus (nopal) sap.

EXPERIENCE THE DIET OF THE MIXED-RACE NOBILITY
Delight yourself with a mole manchamantel, delicious chocholucos accompanied with hard liquor “curados” or desserts rolled in cinnamon.

 

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