Palace of Quetzalpapálotl
Southwest of the Pyramid of the Moon there’s this residential area which is thought to have been occupied by an important priest. Quetzalpapálotl, from the Nahuatl quetzalli-papálotl (feather butterfly) is named for the main motif, which adorns the columns of the structure: a mythological bird with the body of a butterfly. Be sure to check out the murals and the pillars of the central courtyard, which are decorated in gorgeous bas-reliefs.
Palacio de Quetzalpapálotl, Cruz de La Misión, Teotihuacan Centro, Teotihuacan, Méx., MéxicoSee map