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Visit of Teotihuacán

America's largest pyramids

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Visit of Teotihuacán
Inserted: 31.08.2013
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The largest monument near Mexico City is pyramid complex Teotihuacan (translation: the place where Gods were born) with two dominant pyramids of the Sun and the Moon and many other interesting buildings. The locality is easily accessible by frequent buses from Mexico City. It is ideal to be here very early in the morning, because there is not so hot and you do not need to push through the crowds of local people. Count at least with three hours for visit if you want to go through also the small local museum and go to the tops of both pyramids.

Path of the Dead

The path of the Dead " Calzada de las Muertas " lead from the entrance. It was once the main “road” of the town. It is long more than 2 kilometers, so some people ride here on a bike to get it shortened. Although Teotihuacán is in relatively high altitude ( 2300 m asl ), “Thick mountain” – " Cerro Gordo " ( 3060 m asl) towering on the horizon exceeds it significantly.

Path of the Dead
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Pyramid of the Moon

At the end of The Path of Dead rises impressive Pyramid of the Moon.

Pyramid of the Moon
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Pyramid of the Moon

Mexican pyramids are compared to those of Egypt stepped – for example Pyramid of the Moon has four floors.

Pyramid of the Moon
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View from the Pyramid of the Moon

The most classic picture from Teotihuacán is from the top of The Pyramid of the Moon – you can see from here the entire Path of the Dead and the Pyramid of the Sun + many other smaller pyramids.

View from the Pyramid of the Moon
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Pyramid of the Sun

Pyramid of the Sun looks really impressive – after all, it is the third largest pyramid in the world.

Pyramid of the Sun
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Archaeological Museum

There is small but very interesting museum near The Pyramid of the Moon.

Archaeological Museum
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Pyramid of the Sun

It is quite demanding ascent along hundreds of steps to the Pyramid of the Sun, but the final views are worth it.

Pyramid of the Sun
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View of the Pyramid of the Moon

The most beautiful view is, of course, of the Pyramid of the Moon and the Plaza de la Luna (so of the Moon too).

View of the Pyramid of the Moon
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Palace of Quetzalcoatl

The third really interesting building is the Palace of Quetzalcoatl with nice decoration.

Palace of Quetzalcoatl
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Detail of decoration of the Palace

Decoration is well worked out in detail.

Detail of decoration of the Palace
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Last view of the pyramids

From The Palace Qetzalcoatl there is a nice view of three pyramids – The Sun, The Moon and Cerro Gordo in the distance.

Last view of the pyramids
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