Las Monjas in Chichen Itzá

Las Monjas in Chichen Itzá

One of the more notable structures at Chichen Itza is a complex of Terminal Classic buildings constructed in the Puuc architectural style. The Spanish nicknamed this complex Las Monjas (“The Nuns” or “The Nunnery”) but was actually a governmental palace. Just to the east is a small temple (nicknamed La Iglesia, “The Church”) decorated with elaborate masks of the rain god Chaac.
A number of other structures are near the “Monjas” complex. These include:

“The Red House”

“The House of the Deer”