The Castle in the Mayan City of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The main attraction in the Mayan city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico is El Castillo or The Castle.  The descriptive plaque for the structure states:

This is the most imposing building of Tulum and, without a doubt, was also the most important.  The temple has two small rooms in the upper part in which the principal religious ceremonies were held.  The façade was decorated with sculptures and its corners still conserve the remains of masks. The upper temple and the stairway were built on top of a lower, earlier building, which one can see from either side of the stairway.  At ground level on both sides of the stairway, there are two other small temples in which offerings were deposited on their respective interior altars.

The Castle - 1

The Castle – 1

SOURCE:  The Castle – 1 (Tulum, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 February 2012.

The Castle - 2

The Castle – 2

SOURCE:  The Castle – 2 (Tulum, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 February 2012.

The Castle - 3

The Castle – 3

SOURCE:  The Castle – 3 (Tulum, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 February 2012.

The Castle - 4

The Castle – 4

SOURCE:  The Castle – 4 (Tulum, Quintana Roo, México); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 February 2012.

Copyright © 2012 by Stephen J. Danko

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