The Pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico

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The Pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico

Teotihuacan in Nahuatl means «place where the gods live.» This archaeological site houses two of Mexico’s most imposing pyramids, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon. Both adorn the Avenue of the Dead.

The religious importance of Teotihuacan lies in the cosmogony of the people. It was the birthplace of the Fifth Sun, which is worshiped Quetzalcoatl. It is located in the State of Mexico.

An agricultural civilization that was established 600 years before Christ. Its origins date back to the 1st century BCE which gave start with the construction of the impressive pyramids and temples of Teotihuacan Teotihuacan that even today we can see.

Rumor has lived in Teotihuacan finest artists of antiquity, who bequeathed to the people of the plains of Anahuac, Nahua cultures, probably the Toltecs or Olmecs. There is still the most impressive religious center Columbian Olmec era in Mexico and worldwide.

In its years of splendor Teotihuacan came to occupy an area of ​​about 20 square kilometers with a population of between 120 thousand and 250 thousand inhabitants. Some scholars and archaeologists indicate that they were the invasions of northern cultures, perhaps the Otomi Toltec or perhaps with their warrior who ended the civilization teotihuanaca.Cuentan the sun pyramid had a height greater than 75 meters, but today only reaches 64 meters where the tip is embedded a stone that provides the visitor energy.

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After a tour of the archaeological site is possible up to the two pyramids of Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon through our Tour by the Pyramids. Really the whole area is prepared for the convenience of visitors, as it has cafes and craft shops. In addition, we offer specialized guided tours, which will inform you all about the history, the reason for their names and of the Teotihuacan culture.

The tours usually start at the Citadel, where you can discover the temple of Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc, then move to Miccoatli or the Avenue of the Dead, visit the Pyramid of the Sun, go to the Pyramid of the Moon and ending at the Palace of Quetzalpapálotl. The visitor will have the ability to access and upload to the two major pyramids, the Sun and the Moon, in addition to specialized tourism services such as hotels very nearby.

Also within the archaeological zone dance performances are held ancient pre-Hispanic times, in honor of the sun These performances and exhibitions are held Friday through Sunday at various times. Other attractions are the tourist trams that lead to the many visitors walk through a path opened by the Teotihuacan Archaeological Circuit.

To visit the pyramids and temples of Teotihuacan can get from Mexico City at a distance of approximately 50 kilometers. From Mexico City to Pachuca output by the Avenida Insurgentes Norte, to the booth with the statement that deviates to the Pyramids.

The pyramids are located on the Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan, at kilometer 46, Teotihuacan, San Juan Teotihuacan.

Rates:
Personal Access: $ 51
Cars: $ 45
Vans: $ 80
Bus: $ 160
VCRs: $ 45
Professional VCRs: $ 5,000
Students, teachers and senior citizens with ID enter free. Free admission on Sundays for nationals, and foreigners who can prove reside

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Category: Mexico, Monuments, Place of interest

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