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  • Address: Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan KM 46, San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico
  • Hours: Daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: 51 pesos

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Teotihuacan Pyramids

Just north of Mexico City are the mysterious Teotihuacán Pyramids, built in 300 BC as the centerpiece of an enormous city that is 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 the Aztecs nor modern archaeologists have unraveled 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, Teotihuacán was perhaps a place where 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 and 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. Visitors can experience the pyramids in a number of unique ways and even opt for an early morning tour with a private archaeologist. Other exploration options include a hot air balloon tour, a bike ride around the complex and the compelling Light and Sound show.

Practical Info

Two roads head north to Teotihuacán from Mexico City (exit on Insurgentes): the scenic but long 132-D, a winding freeway that can take well over an hour, and 85-D, a toll road that usually gets visitors to the pyramids in about 50 minutes. It's also easy and convenient to take buses from the Terminal Central del Norte. Clearly marked buses leave hourly (at least) from the terminal and are geared toward tourists with limited Spanish skills. On weekends and holidays, a tourist trolley can be taken 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. The Light and Sound show is available seasonally, from April through December.

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Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán, Mexico City, null
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Mexico City Tour of Local Markets and Teotihuacán

This full-day tour of Mexico City’s markets and Teotihuacán gives you special insight into history and local cultures. An in-the-know guide whisks your ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00
Hot Air Ballooning in Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Archaeology Tours
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Hot Air Ballooning in Teotihuacan

Get ready to enjoy one of the most impressive shows that Mexico has for you: the  sunrise in the Valley of Teotihuacan. Enjoy the beautiful city from the air, ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.00
Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist, Mexico City, Balloon Rides
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Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist

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

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

From USD $38.99
Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Day Trips
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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: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99
Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Archaeology Tours
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe

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This full-day tour will take you to incredible and important attractions in Mexico City. You'll visit Tlatelolco, part of the capital of the Aztec empire; see ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.00
Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids with an Archeologist, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids with an Archeologist

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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

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

From USD $51.99
Teotihuacan Small-Group Tour from Mexico City, Mexico City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Teotihuacan Small-Group Tour from Mexico City

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See Teotihuacan archaeological zone on this walking tour as you visit the ruins of the most important pre-Hispanic civilization to the north of the Mexico ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00
Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour, ... 
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Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour

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Avoid the crowds at Teotihuacan and explore Mexico’s City’s historic center during this sightseeing tour that starts in the early morning and makes ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99
Experience Mexico City: Teotihuacan Pyramids by Metro and Dinner with a Local Family, Mexico City, ... 
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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: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Tour, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Tour

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Start the tour visiting the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe, a very important Sanctuary all over the world. Continue to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan and climb ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00

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