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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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Small, but nice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vanessa E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weren't charged and we were just because they knew I was from the US. There... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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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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Morelia
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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 

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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.

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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 

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