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La Quemada

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Address: La Piramide Votiva, Zacatecas, Mexico
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The well-preserved ruins of a city that is believed to have been occupied...

The well-preserved ruins of a city that is believed to have been occupied by the Aztecs.

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A must stop!

When in Zacatecas... make sure you have this stop on your trip. It's very intresting and rich in history. You can climb and explore these ancient pyramids. Definately one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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El Centro,CA
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El Centro,CA
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Zacatecas... make sure you have this stop on your trip. It's very intresting and rich in history. You can climb and explore these ancient pyramids. Definately one of the high lights of our trip.

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CHapala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you like archaeological sites then La Quemada is well worth the hour drive from Zacetecas, and if you like hiking, then you have a double bonus, as from the top the views are spectacular. Explanations on the different areas of the site are in both Spanish and English and very informative. The hike to the top is quite challenging... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved our visit to these ruins. The price was 50 pesos per person (bring id for student or teacher reduced fee). There is no cafe or shop - so bring water - but there are good, clean restrooms. We were able to take our time to explore this archeological site and it is truly an amazing experience to just... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We visited these ruins by car while on a trip to Zacatecas . They truly merit the word 'awesome'. We took the exit marked La Quemada and wasted time looking for the ruins in the village. In fact you take the exit before La Quemada. Sorry, can't remember the actual place names mentioned there. As seniors my husband and I... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The place exceeded my expectations. I took a tour from the hotel and went there. The piramids are beautiful! The view of the Valley from the heights is breathtaking. It's a place of history & mistery. Worths 200% the visit.

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Toulouse, France
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I visited this place as recommended by lonely planet. It was a wonderful place to visit. Not only the natives (most) did not know of its existence, but it is a great archeological site of the Zacatecos indigenous people. It provides a most wonderful natural landscape of the valley at its feet. The small pyramid at its base remains almost... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I know very well Aztec, Mayan and Olmeca culture and many of their ruins, I can say this one is amazing, and different ruin, I was amazed how well the buildings were built, walls on cliffs, one very high pyramid and all this around the mountain using small and flat rocks with mood, also they built column to hold a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Took the bus to Vilanueva where two taxi drivers said, "The pyramid isn't that great". They were wrong! Spoke with a nice, local couple on the street and they said the pyramid is fantastic! Found a cab driver who took us to La Quemada and he waited nearly two hours while we climbed the pyramid. The gates close at 5pm... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The view from here its sort of a lord of the rings with game of thrones...so if you know what kind of view Im talking about youll love it, it requires some physical condition though beacuse you need to walk a lot up hill.

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South Egremont, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was a very nice drive to get to the site Some restored areas but lots of climbing Not sure if it is worth it as there is very little information about the site available

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