Guachimontones' archeological zone is characterized by its peculiar architectonic style: conical stepped underpinnings and circular patios, incorporating a Ball Game and several buildings and terraces.
The finding of Guachimontones dates back the early 1970’s. However, little is known about the site, as research and discussion is still going on. This civilization, known as Teuchitlan Tradition, had its peak between the years 200 and 400 a.C. and disappeared near the 900 a.C.. Thierfore, this an archeological zone with over 2 thousand years of antiquity.
On this tour, your guide will take you exploring the archaeological site and its main areas: Círculo 1 or Great Guachi; Iguana or Círculo 2;
Central altar of Azquelite, Círculo 4, Ball Games and chinampas. Later, you’ll have time to browse the museum of the site where you’ll get to watch a video about the civilization that lived in there.
Paleo-environmental studies in the zone have also devised the existence of enormous areas with
fosile chinampas, contemporary to the peak of Teuchitlan Tradition. Chinampas are crop islets surrounded by ditches and water cuts. Nowadays, they can be seen on the beaches of both Lagoon de la Vega as well as Mag-
Before going back, there will be time to have lunch in one of the restaurants of the zone (at your own expense). You’ll also have the chance of eating meat, seafood or the traditional frog legs!
Your hotel in Guadalajara (centrally located)
Starting Time : 9:00 AM
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