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Guachimontones, Teuchitlan

#6 of 58 in Historic Sites in Jalisco
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
See the impressive centerpiece of an important archaeological site at Guachimontones, part of a World Heritage Site. Imagine the small temple that would have sat on top of the tiered pyramid, which today marks the center of a major site of Teuchitlan culture--a society that existed from around 300 BCE to 900 CE. The tiers of the pyramid possess a strict and striking circular form, and have been constructed from stone, clay, and lime. Archaeologist Phil Weigand discovered the pyramid in 1970, and full excavation began in 1996. Arrange to visit Guachimontones and other attractions in Teuchitlan using our Teuchitlan road trip planner.
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  • A much smaller site, with much smaller pyramids, than others in Mexico. However, the site itself is very well maintained. There's also a lot less visitors, so it feels almost like you have the whole.....  more »
  • From Guadalajara down town is a 40 minutes drive, the town is very nice whith a square with some restaurants and a nice church . The entrance charge is $30 mxn. and the tour guide charged us $200...  more »
  • Interesting and unusual site! Worth a visit. Round pyramids at mysterious origin. It’s not like anything else in Mexico that I’ve seen. It can be hot out here and a bit of a climb, so may be best to avoid the middle of the day. Be sure to bring water & sun screen as there are no stores near by
  • Beautiful place, beautiful view 👌🏼 One of the many circular pyramids found in Mexico that have been around before the Aztecs and the Mayans. There is also a museum you can visit to learn about this ancient civilization. I recommend going in August or September (at the end of the rainy season) because everything is just so green and beautiful. Don’t forget water, a hat, sunscreen, wear comfortable clothes and shoes!
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