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Voladores Performances

A 30m high voladores pole stands outside the entrance to the ruins. Totonacs perform the voladores rite (which was traditionally carried out only once a year) three times per day beside the visitor center. Before th…
Archaeological Site in El Tajín

El Tajín Chico

The path north toward Plaza El Tajín Chico passes the Juego de Pelota Norte (Northern Ball Court), which is smaller and older than the southern court and bears fainter carvings on its sides.El Tajín Chico was the go…
Archaeological Site in El Tajín

Juego de Pelota Sur

Some 17 ball courts have been found at El Tajín. The Juego de Pelota Sur (Southern Ball Court) dates from about 1150 and is the most famous of the courts, owing to the six relief carvings on its walls which depict v…
Archaeological Site in El Tajín

Pirámide de los Nichos

El Tajín’s most emblematic structure, the beautifully proportioned Pyramid of the Niches, is just off the Plaza Menor. The six lower levels, each surrounded by rows of small square niches, climb to 18m. Archaeologis…
Ruins in El Tajín

El Tajín site

The El Tajín site covers an area of about 10 sq km. To see everything, you’ll walk a few kilometers over a couple of hours. There’s little shade and it can get blazingly hot, so come early or late. Most buildings an…
Plaza in El Tajín

Plaza Menor

Beyond the Plaza del Arroyo in the south of the site flanked by pyramids on four sides, is the Plaza Menor (Lesser Plaza), part of El Tajín’s main ceremonial center and possible marketplace, with a low platform in t…