Cañada de la Virgen is an Otomi archaeological site that has been recently excavated. Located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, the site was first excavated in 1995, while the official excavation began in 2002.
Public access was first allowed in 2011. However, unlike its famous counterparts such as Chichen-Itzá, access is strictly controlled due to it sitting on private property, one of the largest ex-haciendas in Guanajuato.
The Otomi people have lived in the valley of San Miguel De Allende for thousands of years. It is presumed that construction at Cañada De La Virgen most likely began after the collapse of the Teotihuacan culture, where they are believed to have previously resided along with other tribes in the Valley of Mexico, around 530 AD.