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Guachimontones Pyramids

Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This review is a little biased only because I am a graduate student in archaeology focusing on this region and this time period. Los Guachimontones is only one of three Teuchitlan Tradition sites that have been excavated since they were first identified as an architectural group in the late 60s/early 70s by Phil Weigand. The other two are Llano Grande... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice place to visit, green field and view, near Tequila.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is a cool place to visit and stay there on or about 40 minutes. On Mondays the museum is closed but you still can visit the pyramids. I personally found it was a good choice visiting on Monday becasue there were few people. I am not a pyramid lover and I rate them 8, but my family loves pyramids... More

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pescara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Pyramids are not only square but here in teuchitlan there are circular pyramids interesting to see. The site is not too far from guadalajara and just a nice car ride away. The site is clean and well maintained. No fees

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San Miguel de Allende
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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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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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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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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