The Caracol has been shown to be an observatory that focused on the appearances
of Venus. David Freidel also believes it may be the ancient accession building for
Chichén kings in the Classic Period. Of course, we know that in the city's hegemonic
career in the Post Classic it had a form of a representative governing structure.
To the south, off in the distance in this panorama, we can see the Monjas temple pyramid.

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