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Guachimontones, Teuchitlan

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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. With our custom trip planner, Teuchitlan attractions like Guachimontones can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Round pyramids, in the West of Mexico! Where it was believed there were no cultures that make pyramids, have these and round! They are 2 pyramids and 1 ball game. The area is small, but always take: water, repellent of mosquitoes, hat, and sunscreen. The site Museum is small, but worth it, watch the video before heading to the area. To reach the area you have to walk as 1 km steep slopes, so if you are tired. In times of rain look better by that grass is green.
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  • It is a nice place, although it is clear that lacks much, more attractive, more organization, more people, you do very fast travel, Museum is all cute and interactive experience, worth seeing the video of explanation before because you understand well super the because of everything.
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  • Lovely place, little-known, has not been done him much publicity, but it is surprising to see the way in which our ancestors communicated, from a pyramid to another you can hear clearly without having to shout. and still missing by discover more within this same area, go prepared with water, and food since close not there are restaurants, although this a village near not know that restaurant recommend.
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  • Good place to visit, especially during the rain season cause everything looks green a beautiful. The restaurants in the are arent expensive at all and the are realky good!
  • Nice to see, one of a kind in the area. Nothing extraordinary, the site could be arranged a little better (and the museum, especially for non Spanish speakers) but a great thing to do once in Jalisco.
  • “Great place to learn something new” A fusion of Natuatl and Spanish "Guachimontones" means heaps overgrown with Guaje Trees = Leucaena leucocephala is a small, fast-growing mimosoid tree native to southern Mexico but is naturalized throughout the tropics including Jalisco. Common names include white leadtree, jumbay, and white popinac. An interpretive center adds some color and imagination to what is called the Teuchitlán Tradition, essentially related to settlements and places of worship featuring these concentric "pyramids" which Phil Weigand discovered in the 1970s. It's a good story and guides are well worth the 200 pesos to walk you around. To get the classic postcard shot you need to drive up a narrow road left before the parking lot, about 2 miles and you'll reach a nice panorama spot.
  • PRECIOSO lugar!
  • It's quite a unique site, I don't think i've seen circular pyramids before. Try and find yourself with the guided tour, the guides make it a very fun experience getting you involved in various activities.