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Tingambato Archaeological Site

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Address: on Mex 14 between Uruapan and Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan | Tingambato, Uruapan, Mexico
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Ancient Tarascan ruins include a pyramid, a ball court, and sacraficial...

Ancient Tarascan ruins include a pyramid, a ball court, and sacraficial altars.

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A Little Bit of Everything In a Small Site

These Tarascan ruins are a collection of everything you might want to see in a very small area. Pyramid, ball court, civil area, sacrificial altars, and a tomb. Unlike larger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Rick J
Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

These Tarascan ruins are a collection of everything you might want to see in a very small area. Pyramid, ball court, civil area, sacrificial altars, and a tomb. Unlike larger sites this one is uncrowded and gave my daughter and me a chance to take a lot of photos without tourists in every shot. There are no facilities other than... More 

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Lillooet, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

On a trip from Patzcuaro to Paracho (guitar town) we saw the signs for the ruins at Tingambato. We found the site easily, and spent a fabulous hour or so wandering around the grounds and reading the various information signs. As stated in other posts, the site is compact enough to get a real sense of the community which existed... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

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 

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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 

3 Thank Alfredo-Tourguide
Chico, California
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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.

2 Thank elizabeth a
Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
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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.

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Spokane, Washington
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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 

3 Thank Janice W
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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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 

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Oakville, Canada
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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 

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