The Great Pyramid
Behind the Governor’s Palace is the Great Pyramid, a more typical Maya pyramid, standing 30 meters (100 feet) on a series of terraces. You can see that it predates the Governor’s Palace, as the latter’s platform partially overlaps the pyramid’s northeast corner.
At the top—you can still climb this one—a small temple contains an impressively large, but partially buried, Chac mask. The temple’s exterior is adorned with latticework and, most notably, panels depicting macaws.
© Gary Chandler & Liza Prado from Moon Yucatán Peninsula, 9th edition