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“Archeological Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruins of Teuchitlan

Ruins of Teuchitlan
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 111 Attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Ancient Ruins
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“Archeological Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

It took a little while to get there from Guadalajara driving a rental car. Not sure how one would travel by bus. And driving through the village of Teuchitlan made you wonder whether this would be worth it. But driving up to the site, paying the $30 peso entry fee per person, and being greeted by a guide offering his services, I knew the visit would be worth it. Alongside the parking area is a new rest area building with bathroom facilities and a snack shop. We then walked up a cobblestone street maybe 500 meters to see the site (though they will allow vehicles up the road for those in need). Our guide was extremely helpful being from the village itself and proud of the "discovered" great cultural history of this western Mexico civilization. Interpretive markers dot the site, most with English translation. After the interesting site tour, the walk down the cobblestones led us to the new interpretive center where courtesous and sharp young staff offered an interesting movie (in English if requested) then walked with us throughout the various displays. The center was developed as an interactive educational facility where they bring school children and visitors groups to learn more about this truly fascinating find. A stop at a small restaurant in the village (a families front patio with a grill and tables) for tacos and beers topped off this quite memorable visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Ruins of Teuchitlan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very interesting - we loved our guide and the interpretive centre was very informative. A bit of a long trek up to the ruins but worth it!

Visited November 2012
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Chapala, Mexico
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“Unusual "round" pyramid”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Not much to see here, but it is pretty cool to see a round pyramid. There were not guides available when we came, but a "local" explained some history. There is a new museum at the base of the entrance that opened in Spring 2012, but have not yet been there.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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“Must-see pre-hispanic site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Incredible look into the ancient (pre-hispanic) history of Mexico. Near enough to Guad. for a day trip. Wonderful restaurants on the lake nearby.

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