Tzintzuntzan
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Tzintzuntzan Archaeological Sites
Tzintzuntzan

The word Tzintzuntzan in Purépecha language means "Place Hummingbird Messenger". The Aztecs called it: michhuaqueh which in Náhuatl language means "place of fishermen."

The archaeological site is known as "Yácatas" (mixed pyramidal bases: square front and round back), where there are 5 buildings with its temples. It is known that purépechas where great enemies of the Aztecs, and that at the arrival of the Spaniards, the "Purepechas", inhabitants of the place, hid their ceremonial sites being forgotten until today.