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Having a guide made the difference between seeing a humungous pile of rocks and having a sense of... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
cmbtraveller
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Vancouver, Canada
Glimpse of pre-Hispanic Culture

Combined with the adjacent museum, these five odd-shaped,connected ruins that overlook Lake... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
kehoedds
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Merida
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The ruins of an important Purépechan city that received its name - place of the hummingbirds - from the many hummingbirds that gathered there.
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Having a guide made the difference between seeing a humungous pile of rocks and having a sense of the lives, traditions, conflicts, technologies and culture of the Purepecha people. Regardless, the area where the 5 temples were built is impressive in its scale. The perimeter...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Combined with the adjacent museum, these five odd-shaped,connected ruins that overlook Lake Patzcuaro help the visitor imagine this long-ago culture.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Arrived a little before closing, so there were only around 5-6 more people. The place is pretty big, so you never really run into anyone else. You're shown a brief video about the history of the ruins, and then you're directed to the small museum...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Tzintzuntzan is a small town with two interesting historical sites, easily combined into a short half-day trip from nearby Pátzcuaro. From Pátzcuaro’s Plaza Grande, ubiquitous passenger vans (combis) make the 15 km (9.5 mile) trip for a fare of M$20 (US$1.10) each way. Not always...More

1  Thank NVJoe
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Interesting ruin with an informative yet small museum with video and some unusual artifacts. Sits on top of a hill overlooking lake and land....don't miss this if you have any interest in prehispanic cultures.

1  Thank tornillo2015
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Though these ruins weren't as impressive as some I've seen, the view of mountains and Lake Patzcuaro were just beautiful. The round shape of the pyramids was unique. The little film they play when you arrive is educational, but is only in Spanish.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Patzcuaro and its nearby lake and surrounding towns including a boat trip. We found great reasonably priced lodging at hotel mansion Iturbe on calle Ibarra on centro plaza. We took a beautiful 20 minute drive from Patzcuaro to tzintzuntzan and happened onto...More

1  Thank soleyboy1
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

What a great day trip from Patzcuaro. Just take a collectivo for 10 pesos to the town of Tztintztuntzan, then an easy walk to the pyramids. The entrance fee is just 60 pesos. Watch a short film about the history of the place before heading...More

2  Thank Anna P
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I went this place it is amazing you get to see a slide show to explain a little the you go visit the the museum and learn more from their cultures then you get to see the Yacatas(piramids).It feels like you go back in time...More

1  Thank AriPadilla
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you know the history of this place you are going to love it. They don't charge to go in and they have a museum with artifacts from the Purepecha people. This was capital of the Purepecha Empire. They had a strong military that the...More

2  Thank Vanessa E
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las entradas cuestan $ 55.00 pesos de lunes a sábado. El día domingo, las entradas no tienen costo.
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