We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TRAVEL ALERT: SAFETY AND SECURITY More info

Tingambato Archaeological Site

Address: on Mex 14 between Uruapan and Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan | Tingambato, Uruapan, Mexico
Improve this listing
91%
Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Uruapan
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ancient Tarascan ruins include a pyramid, a ball court, and sacraficial altars.
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Ancient Tarascan ruins include a pyramid, a ball court, and sacraficial altars.
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    12
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
77 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tingambato was mildly interesting. The site is easily seen in 30 minutes, even after reading all the signage. There were a staggering amount of cultures that once thrived in Mexico, influencing one another. Here we have another. This one is tiny, but charges the same amount of money into it as some of the more famous sites. Sadly, that was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morelia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The influence of Teotihuacan culture in ancient Mexico is well known but, this far? From central valley north of Mexico city? Yes, and yet problably not expected, the look of architecture of plazas, altars, pyramids & ball court in Tingambato site is a nice surprise to many people. Since the place does not belong to the present local culture, it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chico, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

i love going to tingambato and see my my family and friends. l going in june to see them. i so happy. i also love the partys and thae the dances and going to the pyrimids. tingambato is my favorit place to go and see my family and friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Unlike some of the famous archaeological sites in Mexico, this one is small and comprehensible and beautiful. The site is perfectly maintained. Only problem is knowing when it is open. A must see.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

You have to have some extra time to go off the beaten track to see the digs here. The entrance fee is 42 pesos and 1/2 of that if you have your INNAPAM card. It is an easy walk and very interesting and if you speak Spanish, there is a person there that will tell you all about the digs.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was at Tingambato a few years ago and was positively impressed with the site. It is a very small site, with 1 pyramid excavated at the time and much work still remaining. Tingambato was apparently an outpost of the Teotihuacan civilization of central Mexico. It is just a pretty little site to visit, in an area where few other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This was the second time I've visited this site and I am glad I got back to it because it was pouring rain the first time and the inclement weather didn't do the site justice. The site is quite interesting and I think fairly complete as one can see different distinct areas and stairways to the top of the pyramids... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Tingambato Archaeological Site also viewed

 

Been to Tingambato Archaeological Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tingambato Archaeological Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?