The Pyramid of Teotihuacan

View of Mexico's most important pyramids

Visit one of the largest metropolis in history. The ancient Aztec civilization was the one that built the beautiful city of Teotihuacan and all those buildings that are still standing today after the passage of time.

The pyramids of Mexico

  1. Pyramid of the Niches
  2. Calakmul Pyramid
  3. Monte Alban
  4. Temple of the Inscriptions
  5. Kukulkan Temple
  6. Nohoch Mul Pyramid
  7. Pyramid of Uxmal

In the archaeological zone of El Tajin is the famous Pyramid of the Niches, a must-see during your stay in Veracruz. You can’t miss the Calakmul site, where another of Mexico’s most important pyramids is located.

We continue with the impressive Monte Alban, only 8 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca. We continue with the Temple of the Inscriptions, one of the buildings of the Mayan city of Palenque.

The Temple of the God Kukulcan, the most important building in the pre-Hispanic city of Chichen Itza, is another of Mexico’s most famous pyramids, as is the Pyramid of Nohoch Mul in Coba.

We finish this small list with the pyramid of Uxmal, inside the city of Merida in the state of Yucatan. All of them are among the most important pyramids you will find in the country, as well as museums and other cultural attractions.

Archaeological sites of Teotihuacan

Todo aquello que puedes visitar en la zona arqueológica de Teotihuacán es obra de una de las sociedades más importantes de Mesoamérica. Such is its greatness that in 1987 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The citadel is one of the places you will visit during your stay at the site, as well as the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the Road of the Dead and many other attractions.

The third largest building is the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent (or temple), a construction decorated with serpent-shaped bodies representing the god.

The Causeway of the Dead is present throughout the site, as it connects both the Citadel and the Pyramid of the Moon, two important constructions that were the nerve center of the ancient city.

Teotihuacan: the Pyramid of the Sun

The Pyramid of the Sun may be the best known of all the geometrically shaped buildings in Teotihuacan. It has a height of more than 60 meters, which even became higher because it was crowned by a sanctuary where religious rites were celebrated.

It has a staircase of no less than 260 steps, and on its sides there are numerous stone blocks that make 20 levels in total. Inside the pyramid there is a cave of which the meaning has not yet been ascertained, although there are suppositions about it.

Pyramids of Teotihuacan Tour

The ancient city of Teotihuacan was composed of many pyramids, such as the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, the Pyramid of the Sun or the Pyramid of the Moon.

The Pyramid of the Moon was also used for religious celebrations, specifically ceremonies dedicated to the water goddess Chalchiutlicue.

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