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Ruins of Teuchitlan

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
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Unusual Round Pyramid

The day we visited we were lucky enough to have a school trip at the site and the teachers had the children re-enacting the traditional games and dances of their ancestors. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The day we visited we were lucky enough to have a school trip at the site and the teachers had the children re-enacting the traditional games and dances of their ancestors. It was fun to watch the children so involved. In the theatre of resource centre we watched a short movie about the history of the archaeological dig and the... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had a guided tour of these ruins and found it to be very interesting. they are the only circular ruins of this type that I have seen to date.

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Thank dpendgracs
Guadalajara, Mexico
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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I went there last year - a friend of mine painted the mural in the visitor center. I did have a bit of problem walking way up the hill to the pyramids. We also went in dry season so the sun was wayyyy too hot...I would suggest going in rainy season, in the a.m. and it will be beautiful. Keep... More 

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Thank MercyinMexico
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is the town closest to Guachimontones. We took a bus to the Teuchitlan and a taxi to Guachimontones. This is a small and pretty town- the ruins here are the pyramids. Didn't spend too much time there since we stopped there only to see the circular pyramids. Very unique and highly recommend it.

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Thank vydia2015
San Francisco, California
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98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Mexico is so old, so deep and so big that these great ruins only get 3 stars, but if you are visiting Guadalajara it is most definitely worth a day trip: morning visit to Guachimontones, and afternoon/evening visit to nearby Tequila. Not much is known about the ancient civilization that built these pyramids, but they selected a beautiful site with... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We has a tour of the site with a young guide whose English was very good. In addition, there is a new museum at the end of the tour which does not overwhelm. Great reconstruction of the history of an ancient people.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was very different than expected but a great place to explore and burn off a few calories as some uphill walking required. Local town is also great place to relax and no so far from Tequila

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Along the highway 800m direction Guadalajara, follow the signs to Resturant Soky and enjoy an excelant meal for a very reasonable price while watching the birds on the lake.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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