Just north of the Temple of the Frescoes, the L-shaped House of Columns is also called the Great Palace because it was the city's largest dwelling. Indeed, its rooms and galleries are spacious, despite their flat roofs. A departure from typical Maya vaulted roofs, flat roofs were popular in Tulum. Unfortutately, their interior design brought them tumbling down much sooner.
The Great Palace was the largest residential structure in Tulum. The main feature of this building is the outer gallery. The inner chamber is long and in the center of the rear wall is a small shrine.
Photo captured November 18, 2011.
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