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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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  • October 2, 2017
    Hello. It can be reached by truck from Zapopan old GDL Center or central station. In the line of transport etzalan, asking for a trip to teuchitlán, with a tour of an hour approximately from Zapopan and cost of 84 pesos, down are taxis that take you by 50_60 pesos. Be there, you can go to the Museum with cost 15 pesos. So you can understand a little place, the rest is up to foot, as 200 meters. From there you can see the lagoon. Subsequently low is a good option to mayahuele where they sell pre-Hispanic beverages to take off the heat, and continue descending to walk and go to the corner, which is a spa to refresh yourself, in this seaside resort is the local population as it is the better and closer, the returned you can do it in the same place where I leave the truck. Leave every 20-30 minutes. luck
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  • September 24, 2017
    Guachimontones archaeological zone is located 40 minutes from the city of Guadalajara, excellent for a getaway from the city stress and know the culture of the western part of Jalisco, arriving at the people I recommend breakfast at the municipal market is very cheap by less than 35 pesos you get a full breakfast, after breakfast it is time to visit a small museum which is in the House of culture is the buy 5 pesos, seen once it is time to go to the Pyramids located at 2 km from the village , if you're truck uses the path that is two blocks of the Center which will take you up a ramp, surrounded by trees, grass and especially to one side of the beautiful rio teuchitlán, where is also recommended to have picnic, after walking around the Walker follow the directions to get to the Museum, interpretive in charge of the State of Jalisco, where you will find various workshops on the teuchitlan culture, you will see a shaft Tomb, ceramics and a video that tells you the story of this archaeological site once come, throw yourself to the archaeological ruins, carries your water buy in the shops of the village, supports the economy of the place (do not buy at the store entrance self-service is more expensive), the tour and at the end you can go back to eat the people question in the market where are those houses that sell antojitos Mexican where you can eat for less than 40 pesos, and if your craving is eating seafood go into restaurants of the Board of the dam of la Vega.
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  • September 23, 2017
    We knew about Guachimontones, because it was listed as attractions in the area nearby Hacienda Labor de Rivera. It was not in our list of places to visit as we were heading to Ruta del Tequila. Howeve...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Los Guachimontones is one of the most unique archaeological sites in all of Mesoamerica. You will not see a finer example of Teuchitlan culture architecture anywhere else including the Tequila Valleys which are home to 70+ ceremonial centers like Los Guachimontones.
  • June 6, 2017
    A very interesting place to visit. Besides you can go to a restaurant near the lago in Teuchitlán.
  • May 12, 2017
    Awesome place, tour guides are pretty knowledgeable of the history of this sanctuary. Definitively a must if you come to Jalisco
  • April 15, 2017
    Love it. Less touristy than other comparable sites, situated in a beautiful landscape. Definitely worth a visit!
  • June 22, 2017
    Good place for tourism. Lovely history.

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