The Palace

Second Story of the Palace of Labná [June 13, 2004]

"After almost two centuries of a fruitful and multi-faceted evolution, Puuc architecture began to crystalize around certain principles, setting aside some elements and incorporating others. Thus, for example, in these late phases it tends to discard the use of columns at entrances (...the entrances to Rooms 59 and 61 of the Palace of Labná could be among the latest examples of this). On the other hand, it begins to employ embedded columns at the corners of the building."

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes, and Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 188