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Pyramid Guachimontones, Mexico

From series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Year: 3 - 9th century. Height: 18 meters.

Mexico is the main attraction for hundreds of tourists who are interested in secrets of the ancient pyramids because the legendary Pyramids of Maya are located here. Since 1998, not only the ancient town of Chichen Itza but also the tiny town of Guachimontones has attracted many travelers from all over the world. During the archaeological researches in 1998 the unusual round stepped pyramid was discovered on its territory, which had the working title 'Kreis 2.' got. Today it is known to the general public under the name of the pyramid Guachimontones. In addition to the millennium, the ruins of the ancient settlement were discovered.

Pyramid Guachimontones, Mexico Later on, 9 cylindrical buildings were found on the territory of the old city, built according to the scientists' assumptions in the period from the 3rd to the 9th century. Presumably the pyramid is the temple dedicated to the god of wind. The height of the largest pyramid is 18 meters. The pyramid Guachimontones is stepped and contains 13 steps. On its summit is a sort of observatory, the exact purpose of which can only be guessed.

At present the district, on whose territory the unique pyramid and 9 similar buildings are located, is regarded as the place of the world. It is noteworthy that in the archaeological district, the Tequila was built earlier, which still produces the national drink. The unusual step-like pyramid of the regular round shape surrounded by harmonious mountain landscapes looks incredibly impressive. Recently, the historical monument has been specially maintained and protected by the state. Many pyramids, including the largest Guachimontones pyramid are very dilapidated. Next - Pink Pyramid

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM/CAJERO BANCOMER MUNICIPIO DE TEUCHITLA' located in 1.76 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Guadalajara Car Rental' is located in 39 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Servicio Teuchitlán' in 1.61 km
Supermarket: 'Distribuidora de Vegetales Méxicanos' in 25 km
Parking: 'Estacionamiento' in 0.03 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Medigen' in 14 km
Police station: 'Policía Municipal de San Martín' in 30 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'balneario el rincon' in 0.9 km
Railway station: 'estacion de trenes' in 38 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Don Miguel Hidalgo Airport GDL - in 58 km
 »  Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport PVR - in 147 km
 »  Playa de Oro International Airport ZLO - in 188 km
 »  Del Bajio International Airport BJX - in 247 km
 »  General Rafael Buelna Airport MZT - in 371 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Pyramid Guachimontones

Hotel Boutique La Cofradia

Located in 19 km from Pyramid Guachimontones
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Rooms: 4
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at La Cofradia feature a sofa, coffee maker and minibar. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer, and the … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Posada del Agave

Located in 20 km from Pyramid Guachimontones
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Rooms: 12
The rooms offer wooden furniture, colourful walls, wardrobe and cable TV. The bathrooms are private and come with shower. Guests can find a wide … More: photo, rates and booking
Luna Aqua Villas

Located in 31 km from Pyramid Guachimontones
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Rooms: 24
The villas offer beautiful modern décor, a fan, living area and flat-screen satellite TV. The kitchenettes come with microwave, fridge and stove; … More: photo, rates and booking
Zar Guadalajara

Located in 34 km from Pyramid Guachimontones
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Rooms: 72
Each spacious room at Zar Guadalajara offers a work desk and ironing facilities. The private bathrooms come with amenities. The hotel has a cafe, … More: photo, rates and booking

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