Xochicalco (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ʃot͡ʃiˈkaɬko] (listen)) is an archaeological site located in Miacatlán Municipality, in the western part of the Mexican state of Morelos. The name can be translated from Nahuatl as "the house of Flowers". It is situated 38 km southwest of Cuernavaca, and approximately 76 miles away from Mexico City. The site is open to visitors from 10 am to 5 pm, with access to the observatory only being allowed after noon. Xochicalco rose to prominence after the fall of Teotihuacan, and it is speculated that it may have had a role in the Teotihuacan empire's decline.


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