Archeological site

Malinalco

Follow the path of ancient cultures

If you have already fallen in love with Malinalco’s atmosphere, wait until you discover the postcard that awaits you at Cerro de los Ídolos. This archaeological zone was significant to the ancient people of this region, since important native warriors would meet there, after traveling from diverse regions to perform a military graduation ceremony.

Its construction started in 1501 and, according to data from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, since it was a sacred place only the Supreme Ruler and Mexica military elite could access.

It is worth climbing to the top of the Cuauhcalli or “The Sun's House” and sitting a while to behold the landscape and to enjoy its beautiful architecture from the early 16th century, built under the rule of the Mexica government of Tlatoani Ahuizotl.

To get there you will have to climb more than 300 steps, so wear your most comfortable shoes. The walk will be worth it once you admire a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of Malinalco.

Follow the path of ancient cultures

If you have already fallen in love with Malinalco’s atmosphere, wait until you discover the postcard that awaits you at Cerro de los Ídolos. This archaeological zone was significant to the ancient people of this region, since important native warriors would meet there, after traveling from diverse regions to perform a military graduation ceremony.

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Its construction started in 1501 and, according to data from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, since it was a sacred place only the Supreme Ruler and Mexica military elite could access.

It is worth climbing to the top of the Cuauhcalli or “The Sun's House” and sitting a while to behold the landscape and to enjoy its beautiful architecture from the early 16th century, built under the rule of the Mexica government of Tlatoani Ahuizotl.

To get there you will have to climb more than 300 steps, so wear your most comfortable shoes. The walk will be worth it once you admire a breathtaking 360° panoramic view of Malinalco.

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