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Interesting history and beautiful site

What an unexpected surprise. Get a guide to explain the ruins and the people who lived there... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
Tom F

I really enjoyed the visit here. There's an outstanding small museum that nicely presents the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
james p
Petaluma, California
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Nov 17, 2018
“Interesting history and beautiful site”
Sep 8, 2018
Ancient Tarascan ruins include a pyramid, a ball court, and sacraficial altars.
on Mex 14 between Uruapan and Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan | Tingambato, Uruapan, Mexico
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

What an unexpected surprise. Get a guide to explain the ruins and the people who lived there. Great views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I really enjoyed the visit here. There's an outstanding small museum that nicely presents the history and archeology of the site. Then, the walk around the pyramids is interesting, healthy, and imminently peaceful. It's not heavily touristed and it would be a great place for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Not very popular site! Wish they had the funds to uncover more of the mystery behind this archeological site. We definitely enjoyed this site and had it all to ourselves!!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cesarg260
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We found this site on our way from Patzcuaro to Uruapan on Highway 14 libre. It is located in the village of the same name. The site consists of a ballcourt, a small pyramid, residential structures, and courtyards. There has been significant restoration at the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

They try to rip people off if they know they're not from Mexico. Supposedly teachers and students get in free but you need your credential and it only counts for people in Mexico. They charged 50 pesos per person. Another family came in and they...More

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank Vanessa E
Reviewed July 31, 2016

I was sad to see there wasnt a museum, but was very happy to sign a petition for one. It is very well preserved.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ceciliasepulveda
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We were passing by and stopped on a day when the site was closed. We walked around anyway and were impressed with how much there was packed here in this little site. Inspirational.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank pullmanbruce
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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank RickJ1246
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,...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Hutchparks
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank NewMexicoScraps
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Natalia G
April 27, 2016|
Response from pullmanbruce | Reviewed this property |
I drove due West on the main highway out of Paracho. I would imagine that there's a bus but I can't say for certain. Check a map and ask in Paracho about a bus. I was there on a day it was closed but looked all around anyway... More
March 30, 2016|
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