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Castillo de Teayo
Castillo: castle, in this context a pyramid, Teayo: “on the stone turtle.”
An ancient Huastec town, one of the most important sites on the Gulf of Mexico, its material remains show the influence of Maya, Toltec and Mexica cultures, at different stages of its history. It has a magnificent pyramid topped by a temple.
About the site
One of the most important sites of the Gulf of Mexico because of its blend of cultural influences, reflected in its material remains. This pyramidal plinth has three volumes finished off with an upper platform on which a temple was built. The architectural style is from the Huastec and Mexica cultural traditions. Its sculpture was also heavily influenced by the Maya and the Toltecs.
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Bells in the upper part of El Castillo de Teayo
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El Castillo de Teayo, rear view
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Sculpture of the god Tlaloc in front of the El Castillo pyramid, Teayo
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Partial view of the stairways of El Castillo, Teayo
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Sculpture of the maize deity, Teayo
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Sculpture of Tlazolteotl, Teayo
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Anthropomorphic sculpture with female traits at Teayo
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Side view of Xipe-Totec, sculpture at Teayo
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Stele with calendrical reliefs in front of El Castillo at Teayo
900 - 1521

Clásico a Posclásico
1200 -1521

Posclásico

Practical information
Temporarily closed
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs

Free entry


Se localiza en el poblado de Castillo de Teayo, cerca de Poza Rica, Veracruz.

From Poza Rica take road number 130 as far as the turn off for Zapotalillo, carry on to the town of Castillo de Teayo.

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Golfo
Museo de Sitio Castillo de Teayo
Antigua población huasteca, y uno de los sitios más importantes del Golfo de México, sus restos materiales reflejan las influencias culturales de mayas, toltecas y mexicas que recibió a lo largo del tiempo. Tiene una magnífica pirámide, que remata con un templo.
An ancient Huastec town, one of the most important sites on the Gulf of Mexico, its material remains show the influence of Maya, Toltec and Mexica cultures, at different stages of its history. It has a magnificent pyramid topped by a temple.
Teayo: en la tortuga de piedra
Castillo: castle, in this context a pyramid, Teayo: “on the stone turtle.”

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