Guachimontones Round Pyramids to explore the great archaeological site know as “Guachimontones” place of round pyramids in Teuchitlán, just discovered in the early 1970s and a heritage site declared by UNESCO.
Guachimontones Pyramids For those who like to peer into the ancient past of Mexico, Jalisco has a special place: the vestiges of Teuchitlán – “God’s place Tenoch” – are the most important prehistoric settlement in western Mexico and are nestled in an area of unique charm: the Agave Landscape .
Teuchitlán flourished between the years 200 and 400 AD, was inhabited by 40,000 people and its full system of social organization and advanced astronomical knowledge are represented in Los Guachimontones: a series arranged in concentric circles pyramids made of stone, adobe and lime. Their discovery, in 1970, restated Jalisco history and architecture in Mexico, as there was no knowledge that such an advanced civilization existed in this territory.
Walk along the trails while listening historical facts and tales. Discover the ancient ball game and traditional chinampas, learn their contribution to science, culture, architecture, agriculture, mythology and more. Enjoy the typical cuisine at “La Vega Lake” with a beautiful and fantastic view of Teuchitlán town.
How to get to Guachimontones?
Teuchitlán is only 1 hour away from Guadalajara had its peak between 200 and 400 BC, and the site is characterized by its unusual architectonic style with circular patios and conical stepped underpinnings. Walk through the Great Guachi, the Iguana, the Central Altar of Azquelite, Ball Games, and ancient chinampas.
Two kilometers of taking the free road-Tequila Guadalajara, turn left towards Ameca. They are 14 miles to reach the first exit Tala, from that town turn right at the sign that says Ahualulco Etzatlán and Market, and 12 miles later find Teuchitlán.
Guachimontones Round Pyramids
To venture with your local expert from Panoramex to this area please fill out a reservation form or make an appointment. They are very helpfull with anything your might need. Guachimontones Experience may take place any time of year but museums close on Mondays.