Palace of Tepantitla

The Palace of Tepantitla is a priests’ residence found northeast of the Temple of the Sun. It contains the Paradise of Tlaloc, the most famous mural in Teotihuacán. This mural recreates daily life residents playing and picking flowers while water running down a mountain depicts their irrigation system. Study the mural longer, and you’ll see people falling into the mountain as their blood changes into water. The people are different colors, which could represent the classes of society.

Mountain Stream mural. Photo credit: Teseum

Mountain Stream mural. Photo credit: Teseum

Other murals consist of thousands of small drawings that are believed to show how Teotihuacáns thought the world worked.