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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico

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UNUSUAL PYRAMIDS - WORTH THE TRIP - GREAT GUIDE, TOO

We enjoyed a lovely day at these unusual round pyramids. There are three main pyramids that have been excavated. Many interesting stories about the area which is about 1 hour or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Guachimontones are the only round pyramids so potentially quite the attraction. It was quite the hike up to the pyramids but it wasn't as rewarding as expected. The place could use a little maintenance and better explanation of what is what.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely day at these unusual round pyramids. There are three main pyramids that have been excavated. Many interesting stories about the area which is about 1 hour or so outside Guadaljara. There is an excellent English language film that must be seen before you visit. The film plays every so often inside the museum on the site.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you thought that all Mexico’s archaeological riches were in the Yucatan, you’re wrong! There is an amazing, newly-excavated site just an hour west of Guadalajara, with something unique: round pyramids. The stepped pyramids, built between 300 BCE and 900 CE, reflect a complex, ancient society known as the Teuchitlan tradition. Although only about 20% of the site has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

we came by ETN bus from Puerto Vallerto (great bus trip) but arrived 2 hours late. Nevertheless Gus Melor of GDL Tours picked us up and took us on a great tour of the round pyramids. His English is excellent and since there is no guide book his tour quide talk was essential. Even though it was near closing we... More 

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Dhaka, null, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Los Guachiontones is quite near to Guadalajara. It's an archaeological site with a very particular type of constructions (round shape). It's great to visit, it has a museum where you can see a documentary about the discoveries and also, you can see some of the instruments of daily life of the people who once upon a time live there. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Get to Antigua Central Camioner, Bus Station, Los Angeles 218, San Carlos, 44460 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico. Find Autobus Golfo de Cortes and buy ticket to Teuchitlan, return, travel time is about 2 hours. Get off at Teuchitan bus station, next to the gas station on the highway and take a taxi, it's all uphill to the site entrance. Go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Totally enjoyed our visit. The only negative was that we couldn't find a tour available from Guadalajara and had to rent a taxi for the day to get there. However it was worth the trip. BTW, they are not really pyramids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A fusion of Natuatl and Spanish "Guachimontones" means heaps overgrown with Guaje Trees = Leucaena leucocephala is a small, fast-growing mimosoid tree native to southern Mexico but is naturalized throughout the tropics including Jalisco. Common names include white leadtree, jumbay, and white popinac. An interpretive center adds some color and imagination to what is called the Teuchitlán Tradition, essentially related... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

They have a nice museum and an excellent tour. We had an English speaking tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and informative. To tour the grounds be prepared for a little strenuous walk, but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Spend several hours exploring this amazing site. It dates to approx 300 or so years B.C. and its ones of the only circular pyramid sites excavated. Wonderful few hours spent walking around. There is a great museum onsite as well. If you are going without a guide its recommended to go to the museum first and see the intro movie... More 

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