The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
More Quotes from Hernando Cortes:There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling.
As to the other remarkable things that the emperor had in his city for his amusement, I can only say that they were numerous and of various kinds.
Every kind of merchandise is sold in a particular street or quarter assigned to it exclusively, and thus the best order is preserved.
Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest, whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe; for within its precincts, surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for a town of five hundred families.
The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.
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