Zona Arqueológica

Las Yácatas Archeological Site

Zona Arqueológica

Located on the edge of the colonial-era town, the archeological site is on the shores of Pátzcuaro’s large lake. Called Las Yácatas, the rounded, pyramid-shaped buildings were Purépechan. The five structures are bordered by a hill which overlooks the breathtaking landscape dominated by the lake. In the back, there are five churches or yácatas, each made up of a rectangular, tiered building that reaches 39 feet high.


Zona Arqueológica de Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán, México

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