Toltec architecture

Toltec architecture

(750–1200)
An austere geometric architecture that formed the basis for the Aztec style and others. It was characterized by the use of colonnades, square carved roof supports, monumental serpent columns, and narrative relief panels set in plain wall surfaces. Tula was one of the major sites in this style, which featured colossal statues of warriors and stone panels carved with human-headed jaguars and carved symbols of Quetzalcoatl.

Toltec architecture

An austere geometric Mesoamerican architecture, ca. 1000 A.D., which formed the basis for Aztec architecture and other architecture of Mesoamerica.
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The site incorporates both Mayan and Toltec architecture.
The Maya and Toltec architecture is clearly evident at this site, dominated by the large central pyramid called El Castillo and the surrounding buildings (Temple of the Warriors, the Ball-court and the well, or cenote, from which Chichen Itza takes its name).