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Address: Zapote 11 Espacio Ecologico Cuicuilco, Mexico City 14060, Mexico
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Some of the ruins at this ancient archaeological site date back to 500 B.C.

Some of the ruins at this ancient archaeological site date back to 500 B.C.

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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 believed that the site was destroyed by a volcanic eruption of the Xitle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
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Houston, Texas
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 somewhere, but right in the middle of Mexico City. Or at least the southern part... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 a museum and restrooms on site and admission was free. The site is easily accessed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 on regular days ... plus these are the oldest ruins in the "Valle de México"... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Long before the Aztecs. Worth seeing just for that. The government has not put nearly as much money into this as they should. History in raw form.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This pyramid was constructed around 1400bc, which is amazing. Today it is covered with grass for the most part, but it is possible to see the stones and bricks in some places. The history is quite interesting. It is a nice place to walk around, too. It's a place for families and lovers.

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Kingsley, Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Unbelievably difficult to find, surrounded as it is by commercial properties, the lack of signage is bordering on criminal. The upside is that it was very quiet when I visited in February, hardly a soul there and amazingly quiet and atmospheric. The museum is small but contained real treasures, a wonderful set of relics. There are explanations in Spanish and... More 

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Ciudad de México
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Is the place in Mexican valley of the first inhabitants before the volcano explode..the cultures that came after were the Mexica or Aztecs....and Hernan Cortes... a magical place to vist and feel the cosmic energy ...mainly in the spring equinox....

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

We went were right after visiting the University. Mexico City has such a rich anthropological history. Wherever you go there is some archeological sight to see. The grounds leading up to the pyramid is quite charming with cacti and grass side by side. I had never seen a circular pyramid before so this was a unique experience. The site is... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

I often stay with friends who live in the nearby Olympic Village. If you are staying/visiting Tlalpan, go and visit this site. It can get hot during the day, so wear a hat and sunscreen. It is a huge circular pyramid just off main roads (Periferico Sur and Insurgentes Sur). It belongs to a little understood pre-Azted civilization and should... More 

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Time seems to have frozen in several areas that still remain true to what Tlalpan once was, but the clock is still ticking in the relaxed environment that makes it the perfect neighborhood for friends, couples and families who love to explore at their own pace. Plaza 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 the foodies of the area. Natural beauty such as the lush forest of Ajusco are perfect for those who love to keep in touch with the outdoors.
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