Palace of Tetitla & Palace of Atetelco

The palaces of Tetitla and Atetelco, located west of the Avenue of the Dead, are a treasure trove of Teotihuacán murals. Discovered in the 1940s, the palaces contain some of the best preserved murals in the ruins. You’ll see 120 walls covered in murals in the Palace of Tetitla alone. One of the most famous murals shows the Great Goddess or Spider Woman wearing a headdress that features an owl bordered by a snake. Other murals depict eagles, serpents and jaguars.

Great Goddess of Teotihuacan. Photo credit:  abracapocus

Great Goddess of Teotihuacan. Photo credit: abracapocus

The Palace of Atetelco, located about 100 meters (1,200 feet) away, showcases murals that depict jaguars and coyotes. Some of these animals are painted red and in a processional format that has been linked to war orders.