They are very diverse: from those with a single stay of reduced dimensions monumental palaces and public buildings. Most are arranged around a central courtyard, with several floors and basements dug in the rock that were used as warehouses.
Places articulate and represent the urban spaces of marked social and commercial. Lower Square was the trade forum, with plenty of shops and workshops were distributed to the entrepuertas. Upper Plaza was the central area of the city, where the most representative buildings (Clerks, Cabildo, Houses of Corregidor) were located and where the main public and official activity of the city took place.