San Pablo Villa de Mitla lays in the valley, not on the mountaintop or the slope like many other ruins we know in Mesoamerica. There are no pyramids in Mitla, only the pre-Hispanic buildings. The palace has the finest Zapotec geometric patterns and murals. It was still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived, but soon after their arrival has been destroyed. Foundation and materials from a pagan temple were used by the Spanish to build the Church of San Pedro.

Zapotec Fresco #1

Palace at Mitla Zapotec Geometric Patterns Zapotec Fresco #2