Maya architecture differs by area and historic period. The architectural tradition known as Puuc features intricate facades and mosaics rising from concrete foundations. The Ruta Puuc is a 25-mile itinerary of roads that pass many examples of the style. Its largest representative site, Uxmal, is justly acclaimed for impressive structures like the so-called Pyramid of the Magician and the Nunnery Quadrangle. That said, every Puuc location offers something unique, from masks depicting the rain god Chac at Kabah, Labná’s arched gateway, or the Grand Palace at Sayil. Though not typical of the Puuc style, the fascinating Maya paintings at nearby Loltún Cave also merit a stop-in.