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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  • I loved Virgin Canada, even though the pyramid is not as large in comparison to others if it is much larger than I expected to see in the State of Guanajuato.
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  • Albert Coffee is a great guide who actually worked on the excavation. He is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour requires a hike of 1+ mile each way and climbing fairly steep steps at th...  more »
  • The guides are very friendly and the archaeological site was opened to the public recently... You get to lockers and then leave the camioncitos hourly, $39 for each adult should visit it to continue research in this area.
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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.