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Cañada de la Virgen, Complex D

La casa del viento (The house of the winds), also known as Complex D, is the third and smallest structure unearthed at Cañada de la Virgen. Consisting of a flattened circular “pyramid” with a circular court facing it, it is … Continue reading

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Cañada de la Virgen, Complex B

The second largest complex at Cañada de la Virgen, our archeological site just outside San Miguel, also features a sunken court, but unlike Complex A, has living quarters around all sides. A smaller pyramid sits at the corner of the courtyard, … Continue reading

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Should you attempt the hike to the Pyramids?

A lot of people have quite correctly expressed concern regarding the trek to Cañada de la Virgen. Perhaps the following (based on our best information, and our own hike) will help. The visitor center is just off the SMA to Leon … Continue reading

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Cañada de la Virgen Pyramids

Built beginning about 1,500 years ago, and occupied until about 1,000 years ago, the Cañada de la Virgen pyramid complex lies just fifteen miles or so to the west of the town, and within the municipality of San Miguel. It … Continue reading

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