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City Of Gods

Teotihuacan, Mexico

The Pyramids of Teotihuacán belong to the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacán. This place was an urban center that, in pre-Hispanic times, was one of the largest in the world and today continues to surprise us. This is a “must go” place if you’re in Mexico City and if you want to know more about Mexico’s prehispanic past.

Teotihuacán consists mainly of 2 pyramids and many temples.

The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in Teotihuacán and the second in all of Mesoamerica, just behind the Great Pyramid of Cholula (Mexico). Due to its considerable dimensions, it can be observed several kilometers away. It has a height of 63 meters, with an almost square plant of approximately 225 meters per side and has more than 220 steps, so it is usually compared with the pyramid of Cheops in Giza (Egypt).

After you climb the pyramid of the sun you continue walking through the “roadway of the death” which is a street 4 km long which takes you to the Pyramid of the moon which is the second largest building in teotihuacán.

As you walk through the “Roadway of the Death” you will see small temples at the sides like the “Feather snake Temple” or the “Agriculture Temple”.

After a long day of climbing pyramids and walking in the sun it’s time to eat! In Teotihuacán there is a classic restaurant which is inside a cave called “La Gruta”. The prices for this place are between $300 to $500 Mexican pesos per person. Maybe it’s a little expensive but the view is worth it if you want cheaper food you can find more restaurants outside the Archeological Zone.

The price to get in Teotihuacán is $100 Mexican pesos for foreign tourists and free for Mexicans.

If you travel by bus you can take it in the North Bus Station in Mexico City and take the one that says “San Martín de las Pirámides” if you travel by car you need to take the highway to Pachuca and then take the exit to Teotihuacan after you pay the fare on the Ecatepec highway which is like $70 pesos.

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