Teotihuacan Archeological Site

Pirámide de la Luna
Pirámidel del Sol
La Ciudadela

Teotihuacan is Mexico’s most visited archeological site. Its civilization is still shrouded in mystery, as relatively little is known about what is also called the “City of the Gods.” The archeological complex is a great place to spend a whole day, as in addition to pre-Hispanic structures, there are museums, traditional dance shows, and several stands where you can pick up souvenirs.

Nearby you can find:

The Citadel: This quadrangular-shaped archeological complex measures about a quarter of a mile on each side. In its era, it was a political, economic, and cultural center. The side is surrounded by the Great Platform, a quadrangular structure holding the foundations of 15 pyramids. The ones on the western side have steps towards the Avenue of the Dead, while the others are towards the Great Plaza. The complex also holds the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.

Pyramid of the Sun: After climbing 208 feet, you reach the pyramid’s wide-open top, which offers stunning, 365-degree views. This is the third largest pyramid from pre-Hispanic times, after those of Cholula and Tikal. It is built of stone blocks covered with stucco and joined together with an adobe mixture. In 1971, a cave was discovered under the structure, entered by a 23-foot-long pit located at the base of the stairs.

Pyramid of the Moon: On the northern edge of the archeological site, at the end of the Avenue of the Dead, stands this 138-foot-high pyramid. Because of its location, it looks even higher than the Pyramid of the Sun, although it isn’t. Across from it is a quadrangular structure holding ten small altars inside it, and, next to that, a small pyramid.





Teotihuacan, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 1, Méx., México

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