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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  • Canada de Virgen is about 30 minutes by taxi from San Miguel. We arrived about 10:30 and then discovered that since access is restricted, we had to join a guided tour at 11AM which lasts 2.5 hours. So...  more »
  • The best way to see the pyramid is to go with a guide since you must go through private property to get there. We went with Albert Coffee who was terrific and I would recommend. It's about a 4 hr excu...  more »
  • I booked a tour with Albert Coffee. As others have mentioned, you take a bus to the site and another bus and then walk about 1 or 2 kilometers each way. I found the walk very pleasant because you get ...  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.