Brief History of Tonina

El Palacio And Coastal Plain

The Great Palace (El Palacio) was built in the 7th century by Pakal the Great during Palenque’s heyday. However, this mighty city was defeated by Tonina just decades later, with the king, Pakal’s son, being taken hostage and held captive at Tonina and never to return.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 5th January 2002

El Palacio And Coastal Plain at Palenque