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Near San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Ceremonial Avenue

 
 
The Ceremonial Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2017
1. The Ceremonial Avenue Marker
Inscription.
Calzada ceremonial
El acceso principal al centro cívico ceremonial en época prehispánica se realizaba a traves de una gran calzada de casi un kilómetro de longitud y entre 13 y 17 metros de ancho. Ésta se diseño con un trazo de oriente a poniente. Inicia en la cañada, hoy conocida como La Caja, y culmina en la plaza este frente al Complejo A.

Por su orientación, amplitud y trazo urbano fue una vialidad por la que, siguiendo el transcurso del sol, del día y la noche, los devotos se allegaban al templo ubicado en lo alto de las estructuras piramidales, símbolo del poder político y religioso.

English:
Ceremonial avenue
In Pre-Hispanic time, the main Access to the ceremonial centre was via a large avenue almost a kilometer long and between 13 and 17 meters wide. This avenue extends from east to west, starting in the George (sic, Gorge) Known as La Caja (“The Box”) and ending in the eastern plaza opposite Complex A.

Due to its orientation, width and layout, following the movement of the sun, day and night, the devout used this avenue to reach the temple situated at the top of the pyramidal structures, symbolic of political and religious power.
 
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The Ceremonial Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 5, 2017
2. The Ceremonial Avenue Marker
The marker is seen here to the right, with the temple in the distance. Further to the right is the "A Ceremonial Centre in the Laja River Basin" marker.
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Location. 20° 51.518′ N, 100° 55.618′ W. Marker is near San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker can be reached from Route 67. Touch for map. The marker is the first marker to the right upon entering the archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen. The archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen is to the left when traveling north on State Road 67, some 30 km west of San Miguel de Allende. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37701, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Ceremonial Centre in the Laja River Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Complex A The House of the Thirteen Heavens (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Observing the Stars (about 120 meters away); Burial 13 The hierarch and ancestral veneration (about 180 meters away); Layout and Architecture (about 210 meters away); Complex D The House of the Wind (about 210 meters away); Burial 18 The Decapitated Man (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Parish of Saint Anthony of Padua (approx. 19.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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