Zona arqueológica los Toriles (Los Toriles Archeological Zone)

Ixtlán del Río

Considered one of the most important settlements in Western Mexico, which is also known as “El Antiguo Ixtlán” (Old Ixtlan). Its first settlers were the Nahuatlaca tribes and the commercialization of obsidian was one of its main economic activities.

The site is divided into four large sections where about 85 mounds and 15 structures have been found.

This area is unique in its kind, since it is one of the few circular buildings in Mesoamerica called Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl, dedicated to the god of the wind. The structure has twin altars, in the place there were also found “tomb’s shafts” where offerings were placed inside burial chambers.

Similarly, the “Edificio de los relieves” (Building of the Reliefs) stands out, which is believed tht it was the residence of the political or religious elite, it is characterized by its petroglyphs, stairways, chambers and columns.

The archaeological zone of Ixtlán del Río is located on kilometer No. 815 of the Mexico-Nogales International Highway, in the Guadalajara-Tepic section, three kilometers from the city of Ixtlán del Río. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.
Considered one of the most important settlements in Western Mexico, which is also known as “El Antiguo Ixtlán” (Old Ixtlan). Its first settlers were the Nahuatlaca tribes and the commercialization of obsidian was one of its main economic activities.

The site is divided into four large sections where about 85 mounds and 15 structures have been found.

This area is unique in its kind, since it is one of the few circular buildings in Mesoamerica called Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl, dedicated to the god of the wind. The structure has twin altars, in the place there were also found “tomb’s shafts” where offerings were placed inside burial chambers.

Similarly, the “Edificio de los relieves” (Building of the Reliefs) stands out, which is believed tht it was the residence of the political or religious elite, it is characterized by its petroglyphs, stairways, chambers and columns.

The archaeological zone of Ixtlán del Río is located on kilometer No. 815 of the Mexico-Nogales International Highway, in the Guadalajara-Tepic section, three kilometers from the city of Ixtlán del Río. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.

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