Built in the 8th century by Ahkal Mo’ Nahb’ III and restored in 1955, the tower has remnants of fine stucco reliefs on the walls, but you’re not allowed to climb up inside it.

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1. El Palacio

0.02 MILES

Diagonally opposite the Templo de las Inscripciones is El Palacio, a large structure divided into four main courtyards, with a maze of corridors and rooms…

2. Palenque Ruins

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Ancient Palenque stands at the precise point where the first hills rise out of the Gulf coast plain, and the dense jungle covering these hills forms an…

3. Templo de las Inscripciones

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Perhaps the most celebrated burial monument in the Americas, this is the tallest and most stately of Palenque’s buildings. Constructed on eight levels,…

4. Templo XI

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Overgrown and of little interest, Templo XI is the first structure you'll see entering the site from the main entrance.

5. Templo XIV

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The northernmost temple in the Grupo de las Cruces.

7. Templo XIII

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This temple contains the tomb of a female dignitary, whose remains were found colored red (as a result of treatment with cinnabar) when unearthed in 1994…

8. Templo X

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Located between Grupo Norte and the Templo de las Inscripciones group.