Xochicalco is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a fortified political, religious and commercial centre from the troubled period of 650–900 that followed the break-up of the great Mesoamerican states such as Teotihuacan, Monte Albán, Palenque, and Tikal.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Xochicalco," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed July 18, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/xochicalco/.