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4 | The Maya culture
9 | Chronological table
12 | Tulum through time
16 | Map of Tulum
18 | Monuments and Art of Tulum
20 | The Great Wall
21 | Watchtower
22 | House of the Cenote
23 | House of the Northwest
24 | Shrines
25 | Temple of the Wind
26 | House of the Halach Uinic
28 | House of the Columns
30 | Temple of the Frescoes
31 | Mural of the Temple of the Frescoes
32 | Façade of the Temple of the Frescoes
32 | Corner of the Temple of the Frescoes
33 | House of the Chultun
34 | The Tulum cove and Maya trade
37 | Buildings of the inner Precinct
38 | The Castle
40 | Upper Temple of the Castle
40 | Corner of the Temple of the Castle
41 | Temple of the Initial Series
42 | Temple of the Descending God
44 | Shrines facing the Caribbean Sea
45 | Temple of the Sea
46 | Temple of the Nauyaca
Luis Alberto Martos
Giovanni Dagli Orti
22 x 12.5 cm – 8.66 x 4.92 in
ISBN 978 970 9019 39 1
Tulum is a beautiful pre-Hispanic city on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula rising on the sea shore.
Built on a limestone cliff, its main buildings dominate the crystalline turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The site arose and developed strongly between the years 1200 and 1550 A.D. in the period known as the Late Post-Classic.
A sea port of eastern Yucatán during the Mayan epoch, the city reached its apogee after the fall of Mayapán around the year 1400 A.D.
Tulum is one of the most attractive Mayan cities, both because of its natural environment and because of the human scale of its buildings, some of which still conserve remains of paintings and frescoes.
This guide, which includes an extensive historical introduction to Mayan culture and Tulum, provides a detailed description of each monument supported by numerous color photographs and complemented with drawings, maps and plans.
Did you know that the walled city of Tulum was first seen by Spanish soldiers from Juan de Grijalva’s expedition in 1518.
“…near sundown, we saw far away a village or town so big that the city of Seville could not seem bigger or smaller: and in it could be seen a very large tower…” Those were the words of Juan Díaz sailing along the east coast of Quintana Roo as he admired the ceremonial buildings of the ancient city that appeared to him on a prominent cliff facing the Caribbean Sea.