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Ruins of Teuchitlan

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 107 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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English first
Ajijic, Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have visited many of the major ancient ruins throughout the world, but I found this site most fascinating. It was a peaceful society who dealt with their differences in a unique way - no one died. The site was well maintained. Our guide, Sergio, was well informed, educated, and spoke perfect English. The museum was top notch and offered... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I loved seeing the round pyramids and learning about the inhabitants from a guide who loved his job. The site and the history is fascinating. It is a small area compared with many others but the museum is well done and it is worth a visit. What a lovely setting about the lake.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This site is not comparable to larger archeological sites like teotihuacan. However, it does have its charm, since the pyramids on the site are covered in very well mantained and mannecured grass, so you will see pyramids covered in a layer of grass - unique I would say. THe site is not huge so it will take less than one... More 

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Miami, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

............Most interesting ruins. A nice modern interpretive center. Although this is not Machu Picchu or Tulum, these ruins are unique and very fun to explore. There remains much investigation to be made here and for that reason they need financial support provided by visits. A nice change of pace from the distillery tours...........

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Guadalajara, MX
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Ruins of Teuchitlan is the same as Guachimontones. They are known more here as Guachimontones, so I suggest you use that. Teuchitlan is the small village located nearby. LenoIrish.

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Kamloops, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

First off, I want to mention that The Ruins of Teuchitlan are the same place as the "Guachimontones Pyramids" for which there are reviews for both here on tripadvisor. Secondly, the history of these pyramids and the cultures that were here starting more than 2,000 years is very interesting, and if you like history, archeology and somewhat adventurous half-day trips,... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I and my 80 year old mother visited here today. All pyramids that we have visited have had their really good points as did this one. This is the first pyramid that I said that is round. We hired a guide, English speaking and college educated in anthropology. Some days he staffs the museum on sight and... More 

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Porto, Portugal
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Not as big as we could imagine. No real tourist infrastructure which could be seen as a positive point of view. Although it is interesting, there is not information panels. I wish I could understand a bite better about the past.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Easy to walk around the museum, which is well done. There is a bit of a hike up a hill, but not difficult for most. Easy walking around the grounds and pyramids (which you can't climb, but you get up close). A nice outting! Small fee to enter. Free, easy parking. Seniors are free. Staff is friendly and helpful!

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The pyramids themselves are worth seeing already, if you are interested in history and culture. Make sure to check the museum is open on the day you plan to go. You can opt for a guide there if you want, I think the price was 200 or 300 pesos. After seeing the pyramid site, my friends and I walked around... More 

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