Cañada de la Virgen

The archaeological zone Cañada de la Virgen, located on the road to San Miguel de Allende, is a pre-hispanic settlement nestled in the northern frontier of Mesoamerica, whose major monuments were used to make observations of the sky. Its urban layout reflects the cosmic cycles of farmer groups who also practiced hunting and the harvesting the surrounding semi-desert regions. These farmers exchanged objects, with other Mesoamerican cultures, used in ritual activities. The apogee of this site took place between 600 and 900 AD., To make the most of this site, Contact Coyote Canyon Tours from San Miguel Allende to book an educational tour.

 

Plazuelas

Plazuelas is a prehispanic archaeological site located just north of San Juan el Alto. The site is open to the public; it is dominated by a large, rectangular plaza with several pyramidal structures and platforms, along with a massive ball court. To the north of the structures is a field of boulders with thousands of glyphs carved into them.

The original settlement was considerably larger, with a large, circular structure called El Cajete marking its eastern extent.

According to archeologists, the evidence confirms the influence of many cultures merging on this site, although it is not certainly known who constructed this city, archeologists believe the hunter-gatherer Chichimecas inhabited the Bajio region at the end of the postclassical period, and that many other sedentary cultures lived here before.

Admission:

30.00 pesos for over 12 years
10.00 pesos for ages 5 and under 12

 

Coporo

The Cóporo is an ancient agricultural settlement located on the northern edge of Mesoamerica, near Dolores Hidalgo and its civilization flourished between 200 and 900 AD. According to architectural remains, their household goods and decorative designs, an affinity with the region Tunal Grande de San Luis Potosi is suggested.

 

Peralta

A pre-hispanic mesoamerican archaeological site located in the municipality of Abasolo, Guanajuato, just outside the village of San Jose de Peralta, in the southwest quadrant of the state. The site originally occupied about 130 hectares of land and was home to many structures, of which 22 pyramids have been identified, including a multitude of terraced agricultural fields that supported the population. The region was initially settled around 100 AD, with the city reaching its apex between 300 and 650 AD, prior to the population's reversion to nomadism.

Admission:

30.00 pesos for over 12 years
10.00 pesos for ages 5 and under 12