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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  • It is a 1.5 km walk to the pyramids and gardens from the point of drop off. We loved it. We had a wonderful sunny day and walked the 1.5 km enjoying every moment on the way there and back. you could c...  more »
  • The site was ruled by the Moon the Sun and Venus, and what can I say about this site, which sits on top of a mountain with just beautiful views. You get there by bus, and then the bus drops you off an...  more »
  • You must go to this site as part of a tour, which can be arranged at the tourist office or kiosk in San Miguel de Allende. It is located on what is now private property ourside of town, reached by a l...  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.