Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Cañada de la Virgen
This site reminded me of Tingambato which is between Uruapan and Patzcauro. It was also a ceremonial site but it flourished between 450 to 900 ACE. It too has a stepped pyramid and several lower plazas that surround it. The main pyramid at Tingambato is about 8 meters tall while the Canada de la Virgen is 15 meters tall. I tried to find some more information about Tingambato to see if it was also oriented to the sun but I found very little information.
If you go to Cañada de la Virgen, get there when it opens, especially now when it is getting hotter in the middle of the day. Wear a hat and good walking shoes and be able to walk uphill for about 1/2 mile. They say it is 1/2 mile but it seemed longer! Take water. And enjoy another great spot in San Miguel.