The Sun Pyramid can be
seen in the upper left hand corner of the picture. At the top of the
structure is the back of the Butterfly Temple (you can see the merlons
sticking up). The Palace of the Jaguar and the Temple of the
Feathered Conches are also located in the same area.
In the background are
the shops where you can buy many interesting things.
Palace of Quetzal-Paplotl
Courtyard of the Butterfly
Temple, also known as the Palace of Quetzalcoatl
This building covers
the earlier structures of the Temple of the Feathered Conches and Palace
of the Jaguars
Column in the
Temple is located near the Sun Pyramid on the west side of the
Avenue of the Dead. The figure on the column is
Quetzalpapalotl, the plumed or feathered butterfly. Water
symbols alternate with fire symbols.
A Merlon on top
of the Butterfly Temple
shows the year symbol and can be seen from the inner court yard.
Palace of the Jaguars
These were possibly
walls to rooms. There are stairways nearby where the ramps may
represent the body of a snake.
Mural of Jaguar
The Jaguar blows on a
feathered conch, which may be part of a rain making ceremony.
Mural In Jaguar Palace
Temple of the
The Temple of the
Feathered Conches is from an earlier cultural era than the Palace of
Quetzal-Papolotl, and was then covered with the new structure.