"La Quemada - "Chicomostoc" Legend" Villanueva by Gatopardo

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Twice Ruins - Burned And Never Finished

Here remains the ancient and very important location of La Quemada, the name, taken by this twice ruins place - was it a Fort? A religious center? Market place? It's uknown and the secret is on the wall, in the encoutered stair, in the height, or the hall with a great collapsed roof.

La Quemada was also Chicomostoc, the place of the 7 caves - where Aztecs started the journey to find the promised land - Tenochtitlan?

By the location, La Quemada tells us a history that really happened and stopped in time.

This is the best place for me, when I lived in Zacatecas (my ex-home town) I enjoyed to drive there or take the bus from Zacatecas - Destination Villanueva (cost $15.00) You have to drop yourself in the main road and walk about 1 kilometer, it has a very good museum where you learn from what you see and unstertand better where you step.

Bring a sneak and water - also a jacket if it's colder. Regular clothes in summer (blue jeans and shirt) a jacket in winter (zacatecas is very dry and cold).

Small Pyramid & Ball Court

Neverending Stairs and Walls.

Honestly - You really need good health and fondition to clibm or just walk! Bring comfortable tenis shoes and clothing.

This is the place for good meditation. Very silence.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great for Archealogy Site Hunters!
  • Cons:Close at 5 and you cannot camp there.
  • In a nutshell:Not only cactus...there are more behind!
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2005
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2007 at 2:59 AM

    Great pictures of empty ruins and cacti around :-)

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 9:15 PM

    wow! I hope I'm alone on the site when I go there, it's so peaceful! I really MUST learn about photography a little. Your pics are stunning! :-)

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