Mexico It is recognized worldwide for its archaeological zones, from Chichen Itza until Teotihuacanthe monumental prehispanic constructions They surprise with their beauty and complexity.
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Although these sites are the most recognized, they are not exactly the largest in the country, below we will tell you which one it is and where it is located.
What is the largest archaeological zone in Mexico?
Cantona is the largest archaeological zone in Mexicoit’s a complex which is located in Pueblain the Serdán Valley, among the municipalities of Tepeyahualco and Cuyoaco, surrounded through the hills of El Perote, Pizarro and Cerro de las Águilas.
This place functioned as a trade route between the Altiplano and the Gulf of Mexico. It is constituted by the acropolis, squares, neighborhoodsand has around 4 thousand interconnected streets, in addition, it is the place that houses the largest number of ball games with 27 in total.
The artisans who inhabited those pre-Hispanic lands were experts in working the obsidianaccording to National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
According to the Cultural Information System, Cantona It is one of the oldest pre-Hispanic cities in Mexico, its name comes from the word nahuatl “caltonal”, which means house of the sun and has an extension of 453 hectares habitable.
His eldest cultural heyday It occurred between 350 BC and 550 AD, after the year 600 AD its population grew significantly, and at that time, until 900, it was the largest and most important city of the Central Highlands.
It is estimated that at its busiest time it had around 7,500 people. housing units where just over 90 thousand lived people.
How much does it cost to enter Cantona?
Currently you can visit the Cantona archaeological zoneaccess has a price of 90 pesos per person and includes entry to the museum.
Children under 13 years of agestudents, teachers and seniors You can enter for free from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sundays the general admission is free.