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Guachimontones, Teuchitlan

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See the impressive centerpiece of an important archaeological site at Guachimontones, part of a World Heritage Site. Imagine the small temple that would have sat on top of the tiered pyramid, which today marks the center of a major site of Teuchitlan culture--a society that existed from around 300 BCE to 900 CE. The tiers of the pyramid possess a strict and striking circular form, and have been constructed from stone, clay, and lime. Archaeologist Phil Weigand discovered the pyramid in 1970, and full excavation began in 1996. Arrange to visit Guachimontones and other attractions in Teuchitlan using our Teuchitlan road trip planner .
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  • We toured these ancient grounds and were almost speechless! Wear comfy shoes so you can experience it all! Take a hat as it is hot with not much shelter.  more »
  • I'm sure that most people have at least heard of, or seen pictures of, the classic Mayan and Inca pyramids of Mexico, (e.g. Tenochtitlan and Chechen Itza), but I would estimate that not one in a thous...  more »
  • A really spectacular place and very different to all the archeological sites I have seen. I Recommend a lot to visit with a guide which can be hired at the entrance of the site. Don't Miss entering the museum.
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  • I liked how everything was all green, much better time than during the dry season. Plenty of good views of the surrounding area when you walk up after the museum. The museum staff was very knowledgeable and made me enjoy all that they had to say. Please be sure to get the guided tour as the guides will explain everything and you will definitely enjoy it so much as opposed to a solo tour. The last guided tours are @ 1:30pm so be sure to arrive early
  • Worth visiting place once. Not exactly pyramids like they call it. You do go back to 1000 BC when you see the place and try to picturize it in your mind. It looks like there is still not of stuff to uncover at this place. Its a very remote place so don't expect lot of people or shops or food or even water. Its very remote. And ideally you should go day time.
  • Excellent site. As mentioned wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Walk is a bit difficult.
  • Well maintained. Small site, easy to visit with small children too. A good history lesson as it belongs to the most ancient civilisation of central America *the guide said so :). Guides that speak good english. Very safe. Great views
  • The museum was closed when I was there but the site is incredible. Looks like a lot has yet to be excavated in the area.
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