Cañada de la Virgen is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The site lies about 16 km west-southwest of the city of San Miguel de Allende within a private property, already registered by INAH in 1985.
The construction of these pyramids and other architectural structures of the central basin of the Laja river is attributed to tolteca-chichimecas groups. The Cañada de la Virgen formed part of a larger social organization that was linked to a Toltec political system
It is a prehispanic site that was ruled by the Moon the Sun and Venus, as demonstrated by archaeological-astronomy studies by the National Institute of anthropology and history (INAH) has made on the site.
The ancient architects that built and configured the city - where Otomi-hñahñu settled villages- from surrounding hills and synodic cycles (length of time it takes for the planets or stars to acquire the same relative position to the Earth) of the stars for a symmetrical alignment of their temples.
Photo by Victor David Sandiego, description from Wikipedia