Cañada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Field Trip



Coyote Canyon Adventures & Artisans of Time Cañada de la Virgen Field Trip.

From tuesday to sunday.

Departure time: 9 am

Return time: 1 pm


  • Transportation from San Miguel to the archaeological site (40 km).
  • Entrance fee.
  • Heritage interpretation by Mexican anthropologist and licensed tour guide.

Join us in a field trip to prehispanic Guanajuato and its cosmic cities. Cañada de la Virgen is a ceremonial site built around 500 a.d. The place and the surroundings were inhabitated for five centuries until 1100 a.d., when it was abandoned at the same time as other dozens of sites in the region.

At the center of the Cañada de la Virgen sacred landscape, the Cosmic Mountain, the House of The Thirteen Skies was built. From the top of this Temple, the horizon transforms into a calendar. The wisdom of Time mastered by the mayas, the Zapotecs, the Mixtecs and the Aztecs was also mastered by the founders of Cañada de la Virgen.

Walk with us through the archaeological site while we explore the relationships between this ceremonial site and other sites and cultures over Mesoamerica. Walk with us while we enjoy together the serenity and calmness of this prehispanic sacred site.

The field trip is leaded by Alberto Aveleyra, Mexican anthropologist. Alberto has a ten-year experience guiding througout Mexico and interpreting its heritage in different kind of projects.

His a lecturer and trainer on Mexican culture and history, heritage interpretation, destination management, Mexican archaeology, the Aztec calendar stone and tour guide performance. He lives in San Miguel de Allende.

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