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“Quite a trip but worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Guachimontones Pyramids

Guachimontones Pyramids
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 154 things to do in Guadalajara
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“Quite a trip but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you can find your way there it is worth it it is a very pretty and low key archeological site.
It is a peaceful place with lots of history and great energy
Some parts are still being excavated. Others are waiting for more funding from the government.
It is beautiful, with lots of signs to indicate what is what.
Definitely hot so bring water and sunscreen.
To go by bus:
Antigua Central Caminario( may want to take a cab as it isn't that close to the center, i walked so it is doable but you need to keep asking for directions.
The 7th /8th booth ATE bus to Teuchitlan
It is between one and a half to 2 hrs ride. The buses are nice but local-108 pesos for a round trip. Buses run every 20 minutes
When you get there you can take a Taxi for 50 pesos each way or walk arguably for an hour (for new yorkers 40 min) to the site itself
Entry of 30 pesos includes the museum and a movie- very nicely kept and sweetly done. Gives you some background on the site.
No taxis to go back make sure someone is coming to pick you up unless you prefer to walk.
It's a nice trip outside the busy city.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Interesting and developing - beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lots of history and in development. Great tour guides and very knowledgeable. Drive is also beautiful views spectacular. Well worth visiting. Will return as developments increase over time. Obsidian trade/ sale in town is recommended. Lots of unique one of a kind pieces. Very nice museum and recommend walking and sunscreen.

Visited November 2012
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“Humble but worthwhile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A nice park setting near a small town, the site itself is nice but not amazing as an archaelogical facility

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GDL
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“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Just 20 minutes away from Guadalajara. Perfect site for a day trip. Be prepare to walk and wear comfortable shoes.

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Prehispanic archaeological site near to Guadalajara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This a prehispanic archaeological site is near to Guadalajara (1 hour approx.) The pyramids are circular stepped pyramids, very different to the rest. I was told these pyramids were built 1800 years old!.. Improvements could be made in the site..
You can also visit the town of Teuchitan where you can find nice restaurants

Visited October 2012
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