Canada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende

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#2 of 17 in Parks in Guanajuato
See the indigenous archaeological site of Canada de la Virgen, an ancient temple complex belonging to the native Otomi people. Discovered in 1998 on private property, the site has only recently opened to the public. Take a guided tour of the complex to learn about the history of the ethnic group that inhabited these parts for thousands of years, and to acquaint yourself with their culture and traditions. View the ruins of the pyramids, thought to be ceremonial burial grounds, and climb the sloped structures for good views of the surroundings. Put Canada de la Virgen and other San Miguel de Allende attractions into our San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Worth the whole trip to Mexico. A full day outing including an authentic lunch with an astonishing astronomer who studied the site. Don’t miss this. Guide was knowledgeable, for N.Y. and clearly loves...  more »
  • Experts used to say all there were no pre Columbian sites north of México City. We now know there are sites all over the country. Canada de la Virgin is a short ride out of San Miguel. It is attribute...  more »
  • Tour was led by Albert Coffee who was superb guide . He was loaded with factual information and interesting anecdotes about the area. Recommend this tour highly but would try to get Albert as guide!!  more »
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  • I thought it was amazing that this was only found about 20 years ago and is still not completely uncovered. To think that we know so little about these people is amazing. Be ready for a bit of a walk, since not every thing is found yet it is quite a hike to get to the site, but I thought it was well worth it.
  • We were picked up at Bellas Artes in San Miguel as scheduled, drove directly to the welcome centre, took bout 30 minutes. Where we met Albertb Coffee, who was our guide, he was part of the archeological team who recovered this ruin. He was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. It's been a great experience to us and understanding the rich culture of Mexico. No one should miss visiting this site.
  • Took a tour with Albert Coffee. Absolutely amazing! Perfect tour 10/10
  • Really nice location. Not too busy with tourists but BE WARNED. The tour is mandatory and is in Spanish. So if you don't speak expect a 1 hour tour!!!
  • Great guide-anthropologist. Knowledgeable in all facets

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