Welcome to Teotihuacan, one of the largest archaeological sites in Mexico and a place full of mistery. This ruins are about an hour from Mexico City and is a great spot to get into the prehispanic era.
There are many mysteries about Teotihuacan, including its origin and which civilization built it up. For some time, it was accepted the thesis that the Toltec Civilization ruled this place but recent discoveries submit the doubt of it. Either way, the place is fantastic and you can walk the Avenue of the Dead, the street that connects the Sun Pyramid with the Quetzalcoatl Palace.
Teotihuacan was enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and you can see the influence of the city in most of the prehispanic sites in Mexico and Central America. The Sun Pyramid is the second largest prehispanic building, just behind the one in Cholula and is often compared with the Great Pyramid of Giza in the base length.
I haven’t been for a while in this majestic place but in 2016, the INAH which is the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History started a lights and sound show by night and people who had witness this agree is one of the bests.
Book a whole day tour to Teotihuacan or have a combo to stop at the Guadalupe Basilica, either ways you will have a great experience in one of the most popular and beautiful sites near Mexico City.Tags:archaeological sites, mexican ruins, Mexico City, sun pyramid, teotihuacan