El Palomar

Yucatán State & the Maya Heartland

West of the Gran Pirámide sits a structure whose roofcomb is latticed with a pattern reminiscent of the Moorish pigeon houses built into walls in Spain and northern Africa – hence the building’s name, which means the Dovecote or Pigeon House. Honeycombed triangular ‘belfries’ sit on top of a building that was once part of a quadrangle.