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Guachimontones Pyramids

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Going to Guachimontones, you can feel like you're really discovering something, not just following a well-worn tourist route. By car, it is only 45... more »
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Guadalajara, MX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

. . . in the Guadalajara area, it would have to be the Guachimontones. I am told the ruins predate the Aztec and Maya ruins, and they are located about an hour northwest of the city, not too far from Tequila. They were discovered by a retired American named Phil Weigand, who lived in Guadalajara. You should Google the site... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Such a cool site and very recent archeological find. Well worth the short 45 minute drive from GDL!! And the village it is next to, awesome!!!! Try the local cantina on the road to the ruins (last stop before you hit the ruins turn off on the other side of town), the owner is a splendid woman and the space... More

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worldwide roadwarrior
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Well worth a visit. Amazing what people find when they dig around, and just to think, no 10 years ago they just though they were strange hills they planned to build a road through!. Amazing place.

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

These pyramids are unique in that they are circular. It is an interesting and pleasant side trip when visiting Guadalajara. Wear comfortable shoes for hiking around the site, bring water, and dress in cool clothing. The store and museum are closed on Mondays; but, you can still visit and not have to deal with any crowds.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Today we drove from Guadalajara 45 minutes to Guachimontones. The drive was easy and quick. Good signage ( for Mexico!) along the way so we never got lost! We were sure to take water, sunscreen, tennis shoes, hat! Costs $30 pesos to get in per person. We hired Noé the guide ( español) for $200 pesos. We were sure to... More

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had to take a bus from Guadalajara to the city outside of the Pyramids because we didn't do a tour. Then we had to take a taxi from the bus station up the entrance. We later found out that we were supposed to tell the taxi driver when to come back because there are no waiting taxis at the... More

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Gillam, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Guachimontones Pyramids was the third set of pyramids I have visited. We arrived late morning before the heat of the day, a very pleasant time of day. One of the things that stood out for me at this site, compared to the Giza Plato and Chichen Itza was the peace and solitude. I was not overly crowded there were other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We drove from Guadalajara - it is about an hour. Roads are good and wide, which they need to be to avoid the sugar cane trucks! Teuchitlan was well marked, and the site was easy to get to. Good walk over better than average ground for Mexico. We paid 200 pesos for a guide who spoke passable English. Very knowledgeable... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

About a 45 minute drive from Guadalajara this is a must see. The interpretive centre is very well done and informative. It is quite a hike from the car park to the site but well worth the effort. It was far from crowded, just us and a school group. Great views and a feeling that you are somewhere different and... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We drove to this site after having visited Tequila. It was an easy one hour drive and quite well signed (even through the tiny streets of Teuchitlan). There is a large parking lot with attendants (parking is free) and a short walk to the new interpretive centre (also free). The video is great and really gives a wonderful overview of... More

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