By David Baird
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They revered a god known as Tezcatlipoca, or “smoking mirror,” who later became an Aztec god. The Toltec maintained a large military class divided into orders symbolized by animals. At its height, Tula may have had 40,000 people, and its influence spread across Mesoamerica. By the 13th century, however, the Toltec had exhausted themselves, probably in civil wars and in battles with northern invaders. The Aztec were the most warlike of those invaders. They first served as mercenaries for established cities in the valley of Mexico, and so acquired an unwanted, marshy piece of land in the middle of Lake Texcoco for their settlement.
See p. 441. • Las Golondrinas (Oaxaca; & 951/ 514-3298): We receive more favorable letters about this hotel than about any other in the country. It’s small, simple, and colorful, with homey touches of folk art and pathways lined with abundant foliage. See p. 459. qxp 20 7/22/08 10:51 AM Page 20 CHAPTER 1 . THE BEST OF MEXICO • Casa Na-Bolom (San Cristóbal; & 967/678-1418): This beautiful colonial house was once the home and office of Frans and Trudy Blom and a gathering place for anthropologists interested in the region’s various ethnic groups.
See p. 166. La Parroquia in San Miguel de Allende: Inspired by European gothic, but lighter and more cheerful; this fanciful church is like a fiesta captured in stone—especially at night when it’s illuminated. See p. 196. Murals of José Clemente Orozco in Guadalajara: Of the great Mexican muralists of the Revolutionary period, Orozco is perhaps the most technical and the most expressive of his generation’s concerns. To see his image of Hidalgo bearing down on you from the ceiling of the grand staircase of the Palacio de Gobierno is to understand almost instantly what he and his compañeros were striving to accomplish.
Frommer's Mexico 2009 (Frommer's Complete) by David Baird