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Cuicuilco

Calle Zapote Espacio Ecologico Cuicuilco 11, Mexico City 14060, Mexico
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Overlooked Archaeological Treasure

Hidden beneath a thick layer of hard black lava, Cuicuilco is an important, but mostly overlooked... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
NVJoe
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Reno, Nevada
Historic site within the city.

This site was across the road from our hotel. There's no cost for admission and a tour guide who... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Sarah M
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Toronto, Canada
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Some of the ruins at this ancient archaeological site date back to 500 B.C.
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Calle Zapote Espacio Ecologico Cuicuilco 11, Mexico City 14060, Mexico
Tlalpan
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Hidden beneath a thick layer of hard black lava, Cuicuilco is an important, but mostly overlooked, archaeological treasure within the urban borders of Mexico City. The star of the site is a truncated conical mound faced with slabs of volcanic rock, standing 75 feet (23...More

Thank NVJoe
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This site was across the road from our hotel. There's no cost for admission and a tour guide who spoke English and Spanish lead us through with a group. It's a fascinating site, with pyramids still being uncovered. Older but less dramatic than Teotihuacan, which...More

1  Thank Sarah M
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...More

2  Thank Craig T
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.

Thank Purple_Primrose
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...More

2  Thank drb622013
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...More

Thank METRUN360
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.

Thank cccaptain
Reviewed 1 July 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,...More

Thank Robert M
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...More

2  Thank daib17
Reviewed 22 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....

1  Thank Mexicaviajero
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Tlalpan
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
...More
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