Xochicalco in the State of Morelos (a UNESCO World Heritage
Site), Mexico is one of the most exciting and richest archaeological sites in
all Mexico. It is an area that was developed during the period between the
destruction of Teotihuacan (Aztec) and the beginning of Tollan (Toltec) around
Xochicalco was not only the oldest known fortress in Middle
America, but also a religious center. Xochicalco means "Place of the House of
the Flowers", although at present time, the hilltops are arid.
The stronghold is 132 m (430 ft) above a wide plain on a
sugar-loaf where ball courts, palaces and living quarters were erected.
Later the whole area was terraced and stair stepped with stone
supports facing around each one leading higher upward to the broad platform
where the most fascinating of archaeological findings rest.
One of the most important attractions is the Pyramid of the
Feathered Serpent with some of the finest decorative panelling outside of the
Yucatán, as well as the intriguing so-called Observatory cave.
Colour changers belonging to the renowned KOLORADO series and a
couple of TRACER 4000 sky trackers are the projectors by GRIVEN that have been
installed on the site to create an amazing night experience for all visitors.
Regrettably the spectacular effect is only partially enjoyable
through the pictures included. We should be able to post professional shots