Xunantunich, El Castillo

Xunantunich: View of the steep ascent to El Castillo [Jan. 4, 1998]

Although Benque Viejo by no means matches in size and amount of construction the large ceremonial centers further west in the Guatemalan Department of Peten, its priciipal building, A-6, a large palace on a high substructure, rises 140 feet (about 50 m.) above the plaza and is one of the most imposing structures in the southern Maya lowlands.

Willey, 1965: 315