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history walk

Pilgrimage to archaeological site.

history walk

Pilgrimage to archaeological site.

69 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 13 people
Includes
Transportation, Tickets
Hosted in
English
history walk

Pilgrimage to archaeological site.

history walk

Pilgrimage to archaeological site.

69 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 13 people
Includes
Transportation, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Pilgrimage to the Hill of the ancestors, the Cañada de la Virgen archaeological site experience. Walk with me through this indigenous sanctuary founded in the VI century A.D. While we walk through this beautiful natural landscape, learn about the 30 centuries old pre-Hispanic native civilizations, their rites, the cult to the ancestors, the archaeological excavations and the research I´m doing about the cultural meanings of the processions performed there. This ancient pyramid was the goal for pilgrims of northern Mexico for a period of 500 years, the people that built it share the same wisdom and knowledge as the famous mayas. -We drive from San Miguel to the Visitor Center of the site. -We hop on the Visitor Center Vehicle that drive us 7 km to the site, -they drop us just at the other side of the canyon that surrounds the sanctuary, -from there we walk, as the ancient pilgrims, through the pre-Hispanic ceremonial road, -we visit the north and the south temple and -we enter to the main complex, - climbing to its pyramid, -we return to the place where the vehicle drop us. -In total, 2 miles walking. -Return to the Visitor Center -We drive back to San Miguel.

Your host

Alberto
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Alberto

I´m a mexican anthropologist with a master degree on sustainable tourism. Since 2003 I run the Artisans of Time cultural project. Through the travel experiences I co-create with you I fund my research projects on Ancient Mexico, San Miguel and tourism anthropology. I´m president of the Friends of the Historical Museum of San Miguel, working for the protection of San Miguel´s heritage. I´m doing actual research on the archaeological site, trying to understand the cultural meaning of the processions perfomed there, I just presented a paper on the 3rd International Congress of Ethnohistory, 2017.

What's included

Tickets
Reservation and entrance
Transportation
San Miguel-site-San Migue

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Where you'll be

Cañada de la Virgen archaeological site was open in 2011. It was an indigenous pilgrimage sanctuary from the VI to the XI century. There is a limited number of visitors aloud so a reservation is needed. 3 temples on site, aligned with the sunrise and sunset on important days of their calendar. Archaeologists have found 19 burials. The architecture is embedded in the surrounding geographical features that were use to create a landscape calendar.

Availability

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 13 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

More tips

A limited number of visitors enters the site, 55, every hour from 10 to 4 from tue to sun. We need a reservation at least two days in advance, to check the available schedules on the site.
Alberto
history walk
Pilgrimage to archaeological site.
69 reviews
From ₹3,632/person
69 reviews
From ₹3,632/person