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San Miguel has pre-Hispanic ruins too!

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Open to the public less than 10 years ago, San Miguel de Allende’s Cañada de la Virgen is one of the best-kept archaeological secrets of Mexico.

The original residents of this pre-Hispanic city are still unknown, but it was believed that it was occupied before AD 540 and 1050.

Today, analysts are in awe of the site, which is precise mathematically, architecturally, and astronomically.

Cañada de La Virgen archaeological site (Photo: travel.usnews)

The most important structures are the House of the Thirteen Heavens, the House of the Longest Night, and the House of the Wind. These were residences, ceremonial spaces, and tombs. It is believed that the site was also a destination for pilgrims, who made the long journey to learn from its resident astronomer priests.

Address: Carretera San Miguel de Allende – Guanuajuto, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

San Miguel Times

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