Casas Grandes is the most important archaeological zone of the northern part of the country in Chihuahua, Mexico, also known as Paquime. A place you have to visit on your trip to Mexico.
Casas Grandes Paquime
Casas Grandes is found in a valley without vegetation on a surface of more than 50 hectares; its buildings and ceremonial monuments were constructed with clay using a system of percolated mud.
Our curiosity is immediately aroused by the small. T-shaped doors; we don’t know if they were made this way for security or for ceremonial purposes.
Aside from the living area, another unusual feature of this site, compared to others in the region, is the presence of a ceremonial center, a funeral mound, various ball courts and El Monticulo de la Cruz, a small hill with the cardinal points of the compass sculpted in raised adobe, showing the customary variation of 11 degrees from Magnetic North.
Beautiful ceramics with geometric patterns that were found on Paquime are currently on display at the museum, designed by the renowned architect Mario Schetinan, who won an international prize for its harmonious integration with the landscape.
Near Casas Grandes you can visit the Cueva de la Olla, where human rests and paintings were found. You can fish in the Casas Grandes River and in several dams located there.