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San José del Torreón in Municipality of Ocampo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Sunset Square

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
1. Sunset Square Marker
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Plaza del Ocaso
En esta plaza se concentraba la antigua población a presenciar eventos cívicos y religiosos o atender actividades de gobierno (políticas y económicas).

Observa que hay dos accesos, asi como habitaciones sobre plataformas con tecuiles (fogones) y hornos, quizá para preparar alimentos.

Al oriente verás los restos de un salón que tuvo columnas - visitalo-. En la esquina noreste mira los restos de un templo. Y en el área donde estás parado estuvo un palacio, donde seguramente se tomaban decisiones importantes para la vida en El Cóporo

¿Te das cuenta que disfrutas de la vista que tuvieron los gobernantes cuando había ceremonias?

English:
Sunset square
In this square, the ancient inhabitants concentrated to witness civic and religious events or attend government activities (political and economic).

Note that there are two entrances, as well as rooms on platforms with tecuiles (stoves) and ovens, perhaps to prepare food.

To the east you will see the remains of a room that had colums. It's worth a visit. In the northeast corner
Sunset Square and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
2. Sunset Square and Marker
The view to the right is to the west and the sunset view described in the marker text.
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you can see the remains of a temple. And in the area where you are standing existed a palace, where probably important decisions were made for the life in El Cóporo.

Do you realice that you enjoy the same view the rulers had when there were ceremonies?
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 21° 28.696′ N, 101° 27.546′ W. Marker is in San José del Torreón, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Ocampo. Marker can be reached from Camino a El Cóporo, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San José del Torreón, Guanajuato 37640, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sunset Room (within shouting distance of this marker); The Transformation of the Landscape by Man (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pre-Hispanic House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Kitchen (about 90 meters away); A City Under Cactus (about 180 meters away); El Cóporo (200 to 900 AD) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Father Hidalgo (approx. 19 kilometers away); Parish of San Juan Bautista (approx. 19 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José del Torreón.
 
More about this marker. The El Cóporo Archaeological Site markers are accessible as part of a tour of the site. Access is during the site's normal hours of operation and a small fee is paid ($2 in 2020). The staff provides transportation to the site from the visitors center near San José del Torreón.
 
Sunset Square and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 19, 2020
3. Sunset Square and Marker
This view towards the left of the marker is to the west and shows the surrounding mountains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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