Malinalco Journals

Malinalco, a Temple Carved Out of Live Rock

A July 2006 trip to Malinalco by JesusW

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Quote: The temple atop a small hill has some amazing carvings in a small room. The most impacting fact is that they used no metal tools.

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco

Attraction | "Malinalco, The Temple of the Warriors"

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco Photo, Malinalco, Mexico
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The main structure of the site is the Temple of the Warriors, which is a short pyramid with a palm roof. At first sight is not very impressive as is not a huge building, but knowing that it was carved out of the live rock of the hill makes you wonder the technology used in the ancient times, specially as the Aztec didn't posses the knowledge of metal tools.At the entrance you find a couple of warriors seating over giant snake heads standing guard besides each side of the door, the interior if off-limits because the floor is still original, take a look and you will see a huge tongue of a snake rolled out like a red-carpet welcoming the warriors to the special ceremonies. Inside you will find be...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco
West of Town Center at Cerro de los Idolos
Malinalco, Mexico

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The town of Malinalco continues the tradition of catering to the the high class. In the time of the Aztecs this town was full of warriors and noble families, now the place is still populated by the high class, an upscale golf course is a solid proof of that.

The architecture of the town is very picturesque, a blend of Colonial style but with bold bright colors, the owners aren't shy of using colors that would attract an alien from outer space.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco

Attraction | "Archeological Zone of Malinalco"

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco Photo, Malinalco, Mexico
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The site is not a big one but has some interesting points in its favor: a ceremonial room carved out of live rock without metal tools, that itself is a great achievement by itself, some of the outside statues are damaged but the ones inside are in perfect shape, unfortunately the entrance is forbidden in order to protect the room, which is perfectly understandable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2006

Cuauhtinchan Archeological Zone in Malinalco
West of Town Center at Cerro de los Idolos
Malinalco, Mexico