Fitted with plumbing that draws on the ancient aqueduct, the Palace was a comfortable building. It seems to have served as the focus for the various royal ceremonies, rather than as a residence for the king's family. It was not filled with the sounds of children or the smells of cooking. Instead, domestic structures no doubt adjoined the Palace, perhaps across the aqueduct.
Mary Ellen Miller, The Art of Mesoamerica form Olmec to Aztec, p. 128