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  • Address: Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan KM 46
  • Hours: Open daily 7am - 6pm
  • Admission: 51 pesos

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Teotihuacan Pyramids

Just north of Mexico City are the mysterious Teotihuacán Pyramids, built beginning around 300 BC as the centerpiece of an enormous city, often compared to ancient Rome. They were inexplicably abandoned centuries before the arrival of the Aztecs, who called the ancient architectural marvel the "Birthplace of the Gods." 

Neither they, nor modern archaeologists, have been able to unravel the secrets of these massive ruins, presided over by the third-largest pyramid in the world. Constructed according to precise astronomical measurements, and filled with the bodies of sacrificial victims, it was perhaps a place where bloody rituals were performed to keep the end of the world at bay. But no one really knows.

Thus, this mystic spot is one of the most enigmatic, as well as impressive, archaeological sites in North America. Its vast stone expanse of humbling temples are still covered with rich and detailed stone statues, even faded paintings.

Practical Info

Two roads head north to Teotihuacán from Mexico City (exit on Insurgentes), 132-D, a winding freeway that's prettier, but can take well over an hour, and 85-D, a toll road that will usually get you there in about 50 minutes. 

It's easy and convenient to take buses from the Terminal Central del Norte, however. Clearly marked buses leave hourly (at least) from the terminal, and are geared to tourists with limited Spanish skills. On weekends and holidays, you can take a tourist trolley around the Teotihuacán Pyramids for a small fee. Be aware that the ruins are free for Mexican citizens on Sunday, so the place is packed. 

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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

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Experience the ancient City of the Gods on a visit to the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. Your full day guided tour will highlight the complexities of ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99

Teotihuacan Pyramids Hot-Air Balloon Tour

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Experience the Teotihuacan Pyramids from a whole new angle - looking down on them from the sky! This guided hot-air balloon adventure from Mexico City is a ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4.5 - 8 hours

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Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Visit the pyramids at Teotihuacan – City of the Gods – on this small-group archeological tour from Mexico City with a specialized guide. Arrive early at the ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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6-Night Best of Central Mexico Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Puebla from Mexico City

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See the top attractions in Mexico City and its surrounding area on this activity-filled, 5-day, 6-night tour. Spend your first day getting to know Mexico City ...  Read more

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Duration: 7 days (approx.)

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Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family

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Leave Mexico City behind on a small-group tour to the ancient Teotihuacan Pyramids. Meet the locals in the typical Mexican town of San Martin de las Piramides, ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Day Trip from Mexico City with an Archeologist

Visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan – a UNESCO World Heritage site – on this private tour from Mexico City with an expert archeologist guide. As you ...  Read more

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