La Ferrería

Chihuahua & Central North Mexico

These are the most northerly ancient pyramids in the Americas, though in truth the site requires a large amount of both enthusiasm and imagination, as very little survives. There's a two-room museum explaining the culture of the Chalchihuites people who built the structures. Located 7km south of town, taxis cost about M$300, including waiting time.

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