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Cuyuxquihui
Armadillo tree
A Totonac city founded 800 years ago, its emergence coincides with the fall of El Tajín. Giving the impression of a fortified site, it was important in the region until it was conquered by Moctezuma Ilhuicamina around 1465. Its pyramid beside a cliff and its great ballcourt are models of austerity and strength.
About the site
The settlement maintained an important status in the region until it was conquered by the Mexica under the command of Moctezuma Ilhuicamina in 1465. The site is one of several which were founded after the city of El Tajín was abandoned. Since there were various migratory movements, the fortified appearance of the architectural structures at Cuyuxquihui is interpreted as a response to armed conflict between certain of the migrating groups.
1200 - 1519

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Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hrs

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Se localiza en el Valle de Tecolutla,en la región de la cultura Totonaca, al sureste de El Tajín.

From the city of Poza Rica, take the Federal Highway towards Coatzintla and El Tajín to the town of El Chote; or from Papantla, take highway 180 towards the town of Agua Dulce.

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Golfo
Ciudad totonaca de hace ocho siglos, surgida con la caída de El Tajín. Con el aire de un sitio fortificado, fue importante en la región hasta que la conquistó Moctezuma Ilhuicamina hacia 1465. Sus pirámides al borde de un acantilado y su gran juego de pelota son dechado de sobriedad y fuerza.
A Totonac city founded 800 years ago, its emergence coincides with the fall of El Tajín. Giving the impression of a fortified site, it was important in the region until it was conquered by Moctezuma Ilhuicamina around 1465. Its pyramid beside a cliff and its great ballcourt are models of austerity and strength.
Árbol de armadillo
Armadillo tree

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