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Guachimontones Pyramids

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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San Miguel de Allende
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We were fascinated to learn about this early virtually unknown civilization in Jalisco. The museum is state of the art and very impressive. It's a beautiful site overlooking the lake and valley.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went with some friends, knowing nothing about the pyramids. Although there is a lot of walking up a long, steady incline, it was well worth it to visit the site. After we had toured the different sites with a knowledgable English-speaking guide, we went to the visitor's center and were able to watch the video about the site. The... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was an easy drive from Guadalajara to Teuchitlan and the round pyramids. The view of the valley and lake was spectacular from atop the site. It was worth the rather steep climb. Our guide had trouble with English, but still managed to communicate the story of the culture that lived there. The museum had some interesting displays, but is... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went here with a tour group on the way to the town of Tequila. It was kind of out of the way... It is nothing to right home about really. Nothing spectacular... nothing like the pyramid ruins from Tulum or the Yucatan Pennensula. It looks like most tourist had to park at the visitors center and had to walk... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The only round pyramids around (pardon the pun). It is a little drive out of Guadalajara but worth it to enjoy not only the unique round pyramids but also the lake view you pass by and the hills where the Pyramids are. Grab lunch on the lake edge for some good seafood and it makes a good outing. The only... More

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Bonita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are interested in Arqueology, this is a find!! The Teuchitlan Culture is one of the oldest of Mexico, having started about three to four centuries BC. The pyramids are round, which is quite unusual, and always situated in the center of circular structures. Two ball courts have been excavated, they are among the longest anywhere, if not the... More

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Guadalajara, MX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

. . . 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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