Mitla is a palace built by the Zapotecs who called it Lyobaa, or resting place. The Aztecs renamed this place as Micltán, hence the current name means place of the dead. These ruins are evidence of the splendor of its people. It's known that this region had a great development from 1000 AD until the arrival of the Spanish. This place has underground tombs made of stone. If you are not claustrophobic, you can reach them, where you will find cross-shaped ornaments which existed before Christianity came to America. It's murals are decorated in a stunning geometric design that are made up of thousands of perfectly cut and assembled pieces giving shape to the Grecos, images that you can appreciate.