Teotihuacan

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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is also called the City of Gods. It is a vast archeological complex that preserves the remains of one of the most important civilizations in Mesoamerica. The site covers a total surface area of 83 square km (32 sq mi) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

The tallest construction in the complex is Pyramid of the Sun. Second is Pyramid of the Moon, which rises 135 feet above the ground. But although the Pyramid of the Sun stands out because of its size, the Pyramid of the Moon stands out because of the number of beautiful buildings that surround it such as the Palace of the Jaguars and the Palace of the Quetzalpapalotl, “divine butterfly”, whose image is carved on the pillars of the court and represent a butterfly with the body of a quetzal.

The pyramids and all the buildings are connected by the Avenue of the Dead, which is almost 2.5 miles long.

Remember, when you get to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (climbing up its 243 steps) make a wish. According to the city’s legends it will come true.

Price info here. Children under 13 – free admission.


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Reviews (2)

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    Brinavet

    Mexico, Mexico City

    7, 6

    Top priority while visiting CDMX

    Reviewed 16 March 2018

    The Teotihuacan ruins are truly an amazing place to visit. You can do it in a half day, but take your time to explore the entire location and to climb the Pyramid of the Sun. An English speaking guide would be helpful as knowledge of the history makes this visit so much more meaningful and amazing.

    This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

    Tips

    - No access for strollers, bring a backpack to carry the littles if you want them to climb the pyramids with you. - Eat at La Gruta (the cave) restaurant. It's touristy, but oh so worth it! - Go to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in CDMX prior to your visit (and maybe again after) to get the full experience.

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    Hania28

    Poland, Warsaw, Poland

    Absolutely worth visiting

    Reviewed 30 January 2017

    I really wanted to see this place for obvious reasons but my twins (7 y.o.) were not to eager to go there. They thought it would be boring. But the moment we entered the archeological zone they were totally in their element: running around, climbing, playing hide & seek, and crawling through the narrow tunnels. They loved it. We were walking around for approximately 4 hours and we didn't manage to visit all the pyramids. The whole complex is vast so it's a good idea to carry some snacks with you and of course lots, lots of water. Hats and sunscreen are also a must. This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

    Insider tips

    • - No access for strollers, bring a backpack to carry the littles if you want them to climb the pyramids with you. - Eat at La Gruta (the cave) restaurant. It's touristy, but oh so worth it! - Go to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in CDMX prior to your visit (and maybe again after) to get the full experience.

    Practical info

    Nuevo México
    55800 San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico
    01 594 95 60 276

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