Teotihuacan

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Why
Teotihuacan
is special

Teotihuacan is an extensive ancient religious complex near Mexico City. Its many architectural marvels include the enormous Pyramid of the Sun (see photo), one of the grandest monuments ever erected.

Pronouncing Teotihuacan

Phonetics

TAY-uh-TEE-wah-kahn

Mysterious origins

Teotihuacan likely
dates back to the
early 2nd century BC

However, little is known about the ancient people who built it a thousand years before the Aztecs came into power and Cortez arrived.

When to come

Summer

Middays can be sweltering, so come early or late to avoid the heat (and crowds). And early is preferable to late because thunderstorms occur more frequently in the afternoon.

Winter

In the wintertime, the temperature can become nippy and a bit raw.

Getting to
Teotihuacan

Near Mexico City

The site is located roughly 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of the center
of Mexico City. The trip takes an hour by bus or car.

Location map

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