"JALISCO PYRAMIDS TEUCHITLAN GUACHIMONTONES" Estado de Jalisco by SergioyRosa
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The site is over 2,000 years old, and the architectural style is unique to the region, and in the world. The discovery of circular structures named Guachimontones in the West part of the Country has caused great admiration and created a new scope and expectation towards the outlook and research of one of the first civilizations in the whole Mesoamerica. The archeological site of “Los Guachimontones seems to be the parting point of this forgotten link in Western Mexican cultures.
History and archaeology enthusiasts should include visits to the excellent downtown Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Guachimontones museo (casa de la cultura), Museo de la Ciudad, Museo de Arqueología, and Museo de Paleontología in their itineraries.
Guachimontes has only excavated in the past ten years; it's now an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Going to Guachimontones, you can feel like you're really discovering something, not just following a well-worn tourist route.
The precinct has ten circular buildings; two ball courts rectangular plaza, residential units and cultivated terraces that were built more than 2,000 years ago.
In the areas surrounding Teuchitlan there are also a great number of artifacts made of obsidian, a material that was utilized for the production of art pieces during the pre-Hispanic era. It is amply used in the production of tools during the period of the Guachimontones.
This is the largest and most complex site with this architecture, and is located in the center of the Tequila valleys, as you can see. (Agave= Tequila)Tequila is only 35 minuts from Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Pros:Very close to Guadalajara-45 minuts.
- In a nutshell:A paradigm linking to the rest of Mesoamerica.
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