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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. 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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  • Sin duda una zona arqueológica diferente a cualquiera que hubiese visto. Cuenta con una vista espectacular a una presa que se encuentra en la parte baja del complejo. Me gustó que al llegar hay estaci...  more »
  • We had a very interesting & peaceful tranquil time at the pyramids..We have been to other Pyramids on the East Coast..and you could always feel the intensity of the area...They were warriors..It appea...  more »
  • It was a fantastic experience! We were very impressed with everything and look forward to many more adventures like this in Mexico. 
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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.
  • 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.
  • Very unique. Different experience.