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Museo Arqueológico Cuicuilco, Mexico City

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Contact: +52 55 5606 9758
Open Hours: 9a-5p
Located between the two main arteries of the city (the ring-road and the Avenida de los Insurgentes), are these remains of the Cuicuilco culture, now converted into an on-site museum. This was considered to be one of the most important societies of ancient Mexico, thanks to the geographic and cultural development achieved by its people. The site includes a round pyramid of more than 23 meters (75 feet) in height, with what is left of an altar on its summit. Visitors can also see the remnants of irrigation canals, a technological leap for the societies at that time, but are advised to first tour the exhibition gallery to fully appreciate and understand the significance of the main exhibits. A visit to this museum also offers a few botanical surprises, with species of native flora to the Pedregal de San Ángel sector of the Mexican capital.