Zona Archeologica Plazuelas

Zona Archeologica Plazuelas, Penjamo

Zona Archeologica Plazuelas

Zona Archeologica Plazuelas
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J M
Tampa, FL132 contributions
Nice, well kept ruins
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Well maintained site museum and grounds. Ruins were a pleasure to spend an hour or two at, showing some interesting architecture. Try to hunt around for the stones with carvings on them. Also spend a few moments at the nice but small museum. 39 pesos to get in.
Written 21 July 2018
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Fausto Soto
Mexico City, Mexico25 contributions
Awesome view and realy interesting architecture!
Dec. 2017 • Friends
There aren't many archaeological sites in the state of Guanajuato open to the public, but this is considered the biggest one of all. Siting on top of a hill it has a pretty cool view of the entire valley of el Bajío The little site museum is pretty neat as well, the entire place has developed the proper infrastructure for tourism. Since the public opening of this site in 2006 it has been very good for the local's economy. The architecture of the pyramids is quite unique too if you are into history of architecture. It's a must to check out the master plans carved in rock by the ancient builders.
Written 1 April 2018
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Otrani1127
Desert Hot Springs, CA129 contributions
History..what a treasure!
May 2017 • Friends
Visiting family an we decided to explore the piramids found in exterior of Penjamo Guanajuato. We had a great time exploring and had the opportunity to see the old homes of Chichimecas (indigenous tribe) that lived in this part of Mexico
Written 21 July 2017
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GregoryT3037
Greenville, MI549 contributions
Not for the faint at heart
Sep. 2016 • Solo
This Archeological dig is a ways from any of the cities. I drove from Irapuato and it was a good 1 1/2 hours. If you take hwy 90 there is 2 tolls that are 45 and 22 pesos each way. Follow the signs towards Penjamo/La Piedad and you will see the directions. The road is next to a large factory with a water tower. Once on the road go to the end of the black top and turn left. Follow that road to the end and the site is on the left. Admission to the museum is 39 pesos. I enjoyed the site and there is a great view from the site.
Written 15 September 2016
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SpahkeeTrav
Minneapolis, MN773 contributions
Isolated and a long way from anywhere - but therein lies the attraction
May 2016 • Friends
A recent archaeological find, this is very much off the beaten track. In fact the driver that we had hired had never been there. Roads from Leon & Guanajuato are very good but you have to watch for the signs to turn off.

Start with the museum which showcases some of the artifacts that were found there. You really get an appreciation of the sophistication of the Chichimecas in terms of their art but also the trading that they did. Once you exit the museum, you have this vast plain with the standing pyramid structures and sporting courtyard.

If you've ever been to Chichen Itza, Tulum or other Mayan / Aztec sites, you know how the hordes of tourists descend on the sites with buses disgorging tons of people and souvenir sellers hustling everywhere. This is the complete opposite - during the 90 minutes we were there, we only saw 2 other people. For most of the time, we had the whole place to ourselves around 11am.

Yes, off the beaten path, need a car and might not be for everyone but definitely was worth the trip for us.
Written 27 May 2016
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Mike H
Leon, Mexico80 contributions
Memorable "off the beaten track" stop
Apr. 2013 • Family
We were looking for a fun "off the beaten track" destination in Guanajuato State and really enjoyed this place. Please note, Plazuelas is not a large archaeological destination. It's beauty, however, is partly due to its small size and isolation. We found the park and small museum to be very well kept. The caretakers definitely care about this place. The site is on a plateau with a beautiful vista of the surrounding area. This place and the surrounding villages are quintessential Mexico.

Having your own vehicle is extremely convenient. Also, I'd recommend combining a stop at Plazuelas with a visit to the Corralejo Hacienda and Tequilería. It'll make for a fun day exploring a lesser known corner of Mexico.
Written 13 April 2013
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