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“Highly recommended!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guachimontones Pyramids

Guachimontones Pyramids
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Ancient Ruins
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NYC
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“Highly recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Knew very little about this place prior to my visit to Guadalajara, really enjoyed this visit. Visit several archaelogical sites in Mexico, found the circular stepped pyramids and the circular design of the site very different.

Visited January 2013
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Sioux City Iowa
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“YESS!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We took a bus and went here on our own ! Found a local man who had a small store He closed his store and loaded us in his pickup for a ride up the hill to the pyramids ! What a GREAT time and what great PEOPLE !!!!!

Visited January 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Interesting history and lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very interesting ruins and a lovely view of the surrounding countryside. It is an uphill hike to the pyramid and grounds, although there is handicapped parking near the site for those who can't make the climb up. The grounds are mostly flat at the top, with many bilingual signs for those that do not read Spanish well. Tickets were sold in the parking lot at a table, so be sure to get your tickets before you head up the hill.

With some areas still being excavated, one would assume that the museum will be evolving for many years to come. We enjoyed learning so much about life 2500 years ago.

Visited December 2012
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Tartu, Estonia
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“go with a book”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It is sooooooooooooooooooooooo calm there.
Grab a book and enjoy the view, air and sky.
Also there is a "museum" where you can see a movie about the pyramids, so no need to take a guide. We took, paid 150 pesos and he told us exactly the same what we saw in movie for free..

Visited March 2012
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“Well worth a day trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Definitely take a day and visit Guachimontones.

The pyramids are interesting and the whole site is charmingly uncrowded and only just starting to be made into a tourist destination.

We took a bus from the bus station at Zapotan - probably 1.5 hours or so, but comfortable, safe and cheap. Then it's a walk through the town and up the hill to the site itself. If you are reasonably fit it is not at all difficult - probably a good 40 minutes in total but we broke it up with a stop at the cultural centre in town and watched an informative, but slightly strange video about the site in a largish auditorium where we were the only patrons. The video was in english but clearly translated from the spanish and delivered by what sounded like a computer generated voice. Nevertheless, worth watching.
And the site is lovely - only partly restored but great views.
Thoroughly enjoyed this day out.

Visited November 2012
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