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Overlooked Archaeological Treasure

Hidden beneath a thick layer of hard black lava, Cuicuilco is an important, but mostly overlooked... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
NVJoe
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Reno, Nevada
Possible the Oldest Ruin in the Valley of Mexico

This site pre-dates Teotihuacan and is thought to be the oldest run in the Valley of Mexico. It is... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
drb622013
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Houston, Texas
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Some of the ruins at this ancient archaeological site date back to 500 B.C.
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Calle Zapote Espacio Ecologico Cuicuilco 11, Mexico City 14060, Mexico
Tlalpan
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful view of the mountains in Mexico City from the top of the Pyramid! The trail leading up to still has the remnants of the volcanic eruption. So amazing!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Small pyramid but a lot to learn the only circular pyramid you can go on the top and visit a small museum never crowded easy to access

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Hidden beneath a thick layer of hard black lava, Cuicuilco is an important, but mostly overlooked, archaeological treasure within the urban borders of Mexico City. The star of the site is a truncated conical mound faced with slabs of volcanic rock, standing 75 feet (23...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This site was across the road from our hotel. There's no cost for admission and a tour guide who spoke English and Spanish lead us through with a group. It's a fascinating site, with pyramids still being uncovered. Older but less dramatic than Teotihuacan, which...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very limited exhbit on the history of the Cuicuilco ruins. The museum in question does not offer much insight and is very small ... the ruins however are quite nice.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cuicuilco is really ancient for a Mexican ruin, dating to more than 2000 years ago, around the time of Monte Alban. The amazing thing about this ruin is that it is not out in the middle of the jungle or on top of a mountain...More

2  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a beautiful temple site in the south of Mexico city. Definitely worth a visit and free entry. Also nice grounds to walk in and a museum.

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Right in the middle of the city - there's a round pyramid. One of the most important places in the past covered by lava, with nice pathways a small museum, you feel such positive energy there. The guards and even the guy who sells chips...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

This site pre-dates Teotihuacan and is thought to be the oldest run in the Valley of Mexico. It is believed that the site was destroyed by a volcanic eruption of the Xitle Volcano around 30 CE and that the inhabitants fled to Teotihuacan. There is...More

2  Thank drb622013
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Very convenient and very historical ruins inside Mexico City! Close to Perisur, the UNAM and Bosque de Tlalpan it is easily accesible by Metrobus (the Villa Olímpica Metrobus station is very close to the entrance) ... it is free on Sundays and is quite cheap...More

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de la Constitución is where everyone gathers on
weekends to listen to live music and where some of the
best coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores satisfy
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