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Guachimontones Pyramids

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Guachimontones Pyramids

We will be in Guadalajara in July. Are the Guachimontones Pyramids a good day trip?

How does one get there and what can we expect?

Is it a guided tour or will we be hiking?

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1. Re: Guachimontones Pyramids

I think it's well worth it, although maybe you should consider overnighting at the nearby Hacienda El Carmen (see reviews). You take a second class bus from Guadalajara and then it's an uphill hike of at least half an hour. The views are excellent, even though the site itself consists of little more than grass mounds. It would be easy enough to find a local cab from where the bus drops you if you don't fancy the walk there and back.

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2. Re: Guachimontones Pyramids

Guachimontones is alot more than "grass mounds"

It is an unic archeological site in Mexico.Sersol

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~cbeekman/research/guachimonton.html

flickr.com/photos/…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guachimontones

(It is the largest and most complex site with this architecture, and is located in the center of the Tequila valleys, in the very greatest concentration of public and residential architecture in the region. The map really only depicts the central collection of public architecture, but smaller circles and residential architecture are continuously and closely distributed over a large area beyond this)carbon.cudenver.edu.

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