The Palace of the Jaguars and its murals in Teotihuacan

In the Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan, in the Plaza de la Luna (an esplanade at the foot of the Pyramid of the Moon), visitors can enter the Palacio de los Jaguares, one of the most meaningful temples of the sacred city. This building has an expansive courtyard surrounded by small exhibition halls with magnificent remains of murals.

On the walls are representations of jaguars (hence the name), penachos (feathered crests), as well as sea elements, such as shells and conches.

These paintings still have part of its original colors in spite of the passing of time. Further down is a layered dual-bodied structure known as El conjunto de animales mitológicos (The Grouping of Mythological Animals).

Address of the Archeological Site of Teotihuacan:

Autopista Ecatepec Pirámides km. 22 + 600, San Juan Teotihuacan, Estado de México.
45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Mexico City.

Admission to the Archaeological Site of Teotihuacan:

Admission: $51.00 pesos.
Automobiles: $45.00 pesos, Buses $150.00 pesos.
Personal CamCorder: $35.00 pesos.
Professional video camera: $5,000.00 pesos.


The Archaeological Site of Teotihuacan

Map of Teotihuacan and nearby hotels within walking distance to the Site.