Situated 31 miles (50km) from Mexico City, the UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Teotihuacan is the site of Mexico's largest
ancient city, constructed by a long forgotten culture, and dating
from around 300-600 BC. It is believed that after thriving for
about 2,000 years, a great fire caused the city to be abandoned and
the Aztecs arrived in the region to find a forsaken city.
Recognising signs of its previous magnificence they named it what
it is today, Teotihuacan, 'place of the gods'.
The central thoroughfare of Teotihuacan is the Avenue of the
Dead, a 1.3-mile (2km) stretch lined with the palaces of the elite
and connecting the three main site areas, the Pyramid of the Sun,
Pyramid of the Moon and the Citadel. The Pyramid of the Sun is the
third largest pyramid in the world, a huge red painted structure
built over a cave, found to contain religious artefacts relating to
sun worship. From the top of the stairs the views over the ruins
are fantastic. The more graceful Pyramid o
Telephone: +52 59 4956 027
Transportation: A Â?Los PirÃ¡mides'/Autobuses Teotihuacan bus departs from
Gate 8 of Mexico City's Terminal del Norte every half
Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5pm.