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Guachimontones Archaeological Site

El Arenal

Near El Arenal and on one side of the Tequila volcano is the Zona Arqueológica Teuchitlán o “Guachimontones” (Archaeological Site of Teuchitlán or “Guachimontones”) a local-colloquial word used for a structure or pyramid.

These constructions are unique in the world, since they had circular bases and were made in honor of Ehécatl, god of the wind. Within the archaeological zone there are three rounded and stepped pyramids built with basalt stone, volcanic tuff and mud. In addition, the site has a ball court, an amphitheater, patios and terraces.

To understand more about this possible ceremonial center there’s a Site Museum with a researching area and reconstruction of articles and bases found in tombs. The prehispanic food restaurant offers a wide archaeological zone view.

Guachimontones is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 17 h. It’s recommendable to wear cool clothes and use sunscreen, since the average temperature is 25ºC.
Near El Arenal and on one side of the Tequila volcano is the Zona Arqueológica Teuchitlán o “Guachimontones” (Archaeological Site of Teuchitlán or “Guachimontones”) a local-colloquial word used for a structure or pyramid.

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These constructions are unique in the world, since they had circular bases and were made in honor of Ehécatl, god of the wind. Within the archaeological zone there are three rounded and stepped pyramids built with basalt stone, volcanic tuff and mud. In addition, the site has a ball court, an amphitheater, patios and terraces.

To understand more about this possible ceremonial center there’s a Site Museum with a researching area and reconstruction of articles and bases found in tombs. The prehispanic food restaurant offers a wide archaeological zone view.

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