Ruins

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Ruins information

Location
Mitla , Mexico
Telephone
+52 951 568 03 16
Prices
admission Grupo de las Columnas & Grupo del Norte M$37
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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The ruins date mostly from the final two or three centuries before the Spanish conquest. At this time Mitla was probably the most important of the Zapotec religious centers, dominated by high priests who performed heart-wrenching human sacrifices. It’s thought that each group of buildings we see at Mitla was reserved for specific occupants – one for the high priest, one for lesser priests, one for the king and so forth.