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It was an observatory and astronomical laboratory. It is located on a plateau surrounded by ravines, from where you can see much of the sky; the archaeological complex, of rectangular design, closed and concentric, unifies: pyramid, platforms and a sunken central patio. The site looks like a stadium to see the stars.
What to Know?
- Cañada de la Virgen is an archeological zone located 30km southeast of San Miguel de Allende.
- From Guanajato, take highway 110 toward Juventino Rosas until the intersection with highway 51, then, continue toward San Miguel de Allende. Continue on Highway 51 until you arrive at km 10+800, where you will see the sign for the turnoff to the archeological zone.
- The archeological site opened to the public on February 15th, 2011.
- Due to looting and other acts of vandalism, a range of restoration work had to be done in 1989 to avoid the collapse of the southeast corner of the foundation.
- Today, the local government and the National Institute of Anthropology and History work in protecting and researching the site.
- It’s important that you know the site does not provide sufficient tourist services, but it still represents a great tourist attraction for the visitors to San Miguel de Allende.
- The Cañada de la Virgen is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- The entrance fee is 30 pesos for all persons over the age of 12, and 10 pesos for children between the ages of 5 and 12.
- From the parking lot you take a small bus to the site, and the tours have guides.
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