cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, TOURS

TOUR TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE CAÑADA DE LA VIRGEN

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WHAT ABOUT A FIELD TRIP TO CAÑADA DE LA VIRGEN?

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Come with ROMOTUR and discover the beauty of Cañada de la Virgen, one of the most incredible pre-Columbian sites in the state of Guanajuato.img_20160809_141625845_hdr

Just 33 kilometers southwest from San Miguel, we’ll be witnessing the pre-hispanic splendor of the Rio Laja´s basin.

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Located in the northern border of Mesoamerica, the site named Cañada de la Virgin was established around the fifth century A.C. by probably Oto-Pame groups.

It is believed it was an important astronomical and ceremonial center due to the presence of the “sunk patio” that filled with water was used as an astronomical observatory and discovery of the mortuary bundle named “El Jerarca”. Primarily investigated by Don Miguel Malo, it suffered a dynamite explosion in the 40´s which caused irreversible damages to the main structure. Cañada de la Virgen has since been part of the archaeological heritage of San Miguel.

In the 1990´s, the main pyramid was excavated by the archaeologists Luis Felipe Nieto and Don Paterson. They both ran the first scientific excavation on the site and made a complete map pointing about 90 archaeological sites in the rio laja basin.

In 2002, archaeologist Gabriela Zepeda led a multi-disciplinary team with anthropologists, sociologists, architects, restorers, historians and archeo-astrononers. They all worked from 2002 to 2011 and obtained enormous advances in the investigation.

Due to the archeo-astronomical program led by Rossana Quiroz, we can talk about calendar importance of the site and the role played by the sun, moon and venus as markers of the agricultural and religious events.

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Come on this four hour tour guided in English by professor Jesus Rodriguez who is going to provide you with complete information about this gorgeous place.

img_20160312_113239779Tour duration 4 hours.

Cost $ 50 USD Personally led in English by Professor Jesús Rodríguez. Includes door to door transportation, entrance fee, water and snacks 

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Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, TOURS

ROMOTUR by PROFESSOR JESUS RODRIGUEZ

chucho-wp2Proudly Sanmiguelense, Professor Jesus Rodríguez is inheritor of a traditional and conservator local family, He owes his love for the history, culture and tradi frtions of San Miguel to his grandma´s tales and the walks with his father when child.

His basic education happened is San Miguel´s schools while playing soccer in the cobblestone streets of his birth town was witness of the evolution of San Miguel into World Heritage Site & the best city of the world.

1997 played a fundamental role for his profesional formation when he obtained his degree in Tourist Development by ITESBA University, he got his Federal License as a Certified Tour Guide by SECTUR, and he created the brand ROMOTUR his own company for tour guide´s management.

Professor Rodriguez has a large experience teaching history and tourism in different schools of town, as well he has contributed for three years at UTSMA “Universidad Tecnológica de San Miguel de Allende” as teacher in its Tourism School.

Jesus Rodriguez is cofounder and active member of “Tertulia caminando por las calles de San Miguel” an academic group whose purpose is the diffusion and conservation of the local history and culture.

20 years leading cultural tours, tourism is his passion, his way of life and he loves to share with his accompanies his love for Mexico.

cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende, TOURS

TOUR TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE CAÑADA DE LA VIRGEN

img_20160324_120438170

WHAT ABOUT A FIELD TRIP TO CAÑADA DE LA VIRGEN?

Come with ROMOTUR and discover the beauty of Cañada de la Virgen, one of the most incredible pre-Columbian sites in the state of Guanajuato.img_20160417_230426

Just 33 kilometers southwest from San Miguel, we’ll be witnessing the pre-hispanic splendor of the Rio Laja´s basin.

 

Located in the northern border of Mesoamerica, the site named Cañada de la Virgin was established around the fifth century A.C. by probably Oto-Pame groups.

It is believed it was an important astronomical and ceremonial center due to the presence of the “sunk patio” that filled with water was used as an astronomical observatory and discovery of the mortuary bundle named “El Jerarca”. Primarily investigated by Don Miguel Malo, it suffered a dynamite explosion in the 40´s which caused irreversible damages to the main structure. Cañada de la Virgen has since been part of the archaeological heritage of San Miguel.

In the 1990´s, the main pyramid was excavated by the archaeologists Luis Felipe Nieto and Don Paterson. They both ran the first scientific excavation on the site and made a complete map pointing about 90 archaeological sites in the rio laja basin.

 In 2002, archaeologist Gabriela Zepeda led a multi-disciplinary team with anthropologists, sociologists, architects, restorers, historians and archeo-astrononers. They all worked from 2002 to 2011 and obtained enormous advances in the investigation.img_20160324_115523984

Due to the archeo-astronomical program led by Rossana Quiroz, we can talk about calendar importance of the site and the role played by the sun, moon and venus as markers of the agricultural and religious events.

canada-night

Come on this four hour tour guided in English by professor Jesus Rodriguez who is going to provide you with complete information about this gorgeous place.

img_20160312_113239779Tour duration 4 hours.

Cost $ 50 USD Personally led in English by Professor Jesús Rodríguez. Includes door to door transportation, entrance fee, water and snacks 

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