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El Cerrito, Queretaro City

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The Cerrito is an archaeological zone in Queretaro State.As a place of worship, was venerated by local cultures (Chupícuaro) as well as Teotihuacan’s, Toltec, Chichimeca, Otomi and Purépecha, as late as 1632.The first Querétaro human settlements are related to the Chupícuaro culture, which originated in the margins of the Lerma River, in the current Acámbaro, Guanajuato. This presence is more noticeable and early in San Juan del Río and Querétaro. Chupícuaro culture had a simple low platform architecture, very elaborated funeral rites, and very elaborated pottery decoration. Material evidence of this culture has been registered on sites located in the skirts of the Cimatario Hill on the banks of the Pueblito River.Magdalena to the west and La Griega, to the east are further evidence of this culture in the Valley of Querétaro. The earliest settlements in Querétaro, were related and contemporary to the Chupícuaro culture in the mesoamerican preclassical. From the social, political and territorial structure of Chupícuaro, inhabitants of the Querétaro region developed their own cultural expressions within the context of the Mesoamerican civilization.Site investigation Some main walls of the pyramid are discovered. Archaeologist Carlos Margain. (1941) A map is prepared, some sampling, and exploration wells, determining extent of the archaeological site. Archaeologist Ana Ma. Crespo (1984)Land recucperation and some excavations at the ceremonial center. (1995) The site El Cerrito is declared archaeological monument. (November 9, 2000)HistorySince 300 BCE, settlement of the region with the Chupícuaro culture and subsequently with Teotihuacan and Toltec, continuing with chichimeca and Otomi, immediately prior Spaniards arrival at the valley of Queretaro.
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  • A quiet, little developed, somewhat forgotten, but it is an interesting place to visit...
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  • Not alot to see but does have one great pyramid and close to town. Also has nice desert plantings and some colorful birds on grounds.  more »
  • It is a good place to visit and come to take power well as we invite you to celaya to that come to see lar ruins arquologicas of this place also I recommend the same to foreigners by plane...
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  • All beautiful. It has green areas and everything is very clean.
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  • A great place for events, very nice and care.
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  • A cute site
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  • Very nice place for events, although the floor in the entire place is very uncomfortable to go with high heels!
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  • Great place to take pictures
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