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Teotihuacán (Mexico)

Practical information on Teotihuacán

  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Archaeological Site
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
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4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
1 hour by bus from Mexico City
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Teotihuacán

Delphine Teisserenc Seasoned Traveller
58 written opinions

Teotihuacan is a remarkable archaeological site whose origins are still uncertain, which you can find about 50 kilometers from Mexico City.

My suggestion:
Its a very touristy site so try to find a time when the crowds are thinner so you can enjoy its atmosphere better.
My review
Teotihuacan is Mexico's best known archaeological site, and its visitors are very impressed by the size of the preserved monuments. Even though the ethnic origin of its population is still uncertain, the economic and political importance of this civilization is in no doubt and the size of its temples demonstrate this. At the entrance to the prehistoric city, I remember how I was struck by the impressive Pyramid of the Moon, which stands at the end of the Avenue of the Dead.
The Pyramid of the Sun
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

50 km from Mexico City, the archaeological site of Teotihuacán is right next door to the capital and is a hymn to the glory of the Sun and the Moon.

My suggestion:
My only advice is, if you want to see the place relatively peacefully, come during the week and very early in the morning. The rest of the time the site is really crowded.
My review
The archaeological site of Teotihuacán is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is right next to Mexico City and an unmissable part of a tour of Mexico. If you arrived here and I had the morning free, I would go with you to visit this site, which I adore.
A pyramid at Teotihuacan
Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

This is a pre-hispanic city about 50 kilometres from Mexico City which had a second life during the Aztec era.

My suggestion:
The city's history is still mysterious. Be sure to visit the site with a guide, who is much better than a book when it comes to telling you about the questions that have been raised by the incredible recent discoveries, and the conclusions that have been drawn from them. 
My review
Teotihuacan is often described as one of the most beautiful sites in Mexico. And in Nahualt (the Aztec language) its name means "home of the gods". Obviously the Aztecs thought it was much too grand to have been built by humans. They even thought that the universe was created from this town. It's not too eloquent to describe it as a sort of centre of the world, and it's definitely something you should add to your Mexican itinerary, especially as it is very near the capital.
View from the pyramid of the Moon