Canada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende

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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. Make Canada de la Virgen a part of your San Miguel de Allende vacation plans using our San Miguel de Allende itinerary maker.
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  • We went with Albert Coffee who is So knowledgeable and seems to really enjoy explaining all the meaning of the ruins to the group. We had one person in our group who has some walking problems and was ...  more »
  • Albert weaves a well described story. He is clear and facual. To view site, we found two different tours: one by Albert and one organizated by the library - both cost $50 per person. Both have their v...  more »
  • Nearly about 16 km south east from the city of San Miguel you will find this archeological site. It extends over 12 hectares along the central basin of the rio Laja. The construction of the Pyramids a...  more »
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  • Great place to enjoy and meet a prehispanic landscape. The complex is really nice, and the visit takes approximately 2 hours. It's Totally worth it. The best way to spend 30 pesos!!!
  • Had an incredible tour here thanks to Coyote Canyon Adventures who organized that. It was amazing to see the link between archeology and astrology and how much we can learn from that pyramid!
  • This Archeological place has a very complete tour for Spanish speakers, but don't doubt that a charitably soul will help you to translate the guide's information . Anyway this place is beautiful even thought it has a desertic view during a great part of the year because in a special season is complete ly green. The "pyramid" has a great story to tell you!
  • This was a great opportunity to do some walking. If you are into celestial based architecture you should go.
  • Beautiful surroundings and scenery. Excellent outing.