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  • Address: Carretera Mexico Teotihuacan KM 46, San Juan Teotihuacán, Central Mexico, Mexico
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Tours

Overview
Known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacán was the metropolis of a mysterious Mesoamerican civilization that reached its zenith around AD 100. Once the largest city in the region but abandoned centuries before the arrival of the Aztecs, Teotihuacán boasts towering pyramids and stone temples with detailed statues and intricate murals.

The Basics
Designed according to an astronomical orientation, Teotihuacán was given its name, which means  “birthplace of the gods,” by the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs well after its collapse around AD 550. It was one of the largest urban centers in the region during its heyday, organized along a grid pattern. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, though less visited than other archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacán remains largely a mystery.

Opt for an early morning tour with an archaeologist to avoid the crowds that descend later in the day and learn about the site’s highlights, including the Moon Plaza, the Sun Pyramid, the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent). Teotihuacán is also incorporated into some tours of Mexico City.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Teotihuacán is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in indigenous cultures.
  • The steep climb to the top of the Sun Pyramid includes more than 200 steps so requires a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Though the pyramids are not wheelchair accessible, the site itself and the restrooms are.
  • The site is closed on Mondays, and Mexican residents receive free admission on Sundays.
  • On weekends and holidays, a trolley takes visitors from the entry booths to various stops within the site for a small fee.

How to Get There
Located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Mexico City, Teotihuacán is accessible by the scenic but long 132D, a winding freeway that can take well over an hour, and 85D, a toll road that will usually get you to the pyramids in about 50 minutes. It's also easy and convenient to take a bus from the Terminal Central del Norte in Mexico City; buses leave at least hourly and are geared toward tourists with limited Spanish skills. 

When to Get There
Since locals receive free admission on Sundays, expect more crowds then. Popular Mexican public holidays, such as Independence Day (September 16), the week of Easter, and All Saints Day (November 1) also tend to attract more visitors. In general, in order to beat the crowds, arrive in the early morning either on a private tour or on your own. 

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
About a 50-minute drive from Teotihuacán, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe) is the most-visited religious site in Latin America. In 1531, a man professed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary at the site, and a second image is said to have appeared on his cloak. Millions of worshippers come to the basilica every year to see this sacred cloth, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Day is celebrated December 12.

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Skip The Line: Teotihuacan Entrance Ticket

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Save time and take advantage of this unique option with by buying your entrance ticket to Teotihuacan and skip up to 1 hour lines in the sun. Once you present ...  Read more

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Early Morning Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour with a Private Archeologist, Mexico City, Attraction Tickets
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Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan – City of the Gods – on this archeological tour from Mexico City with a specialized guide. You get to choose between a ...  Read more

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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
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Teotihuacan Pyramids Private Day Trip with Archeologist from Mexico City, Mexico City, Archaeology ... 
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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

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Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City, Mexico City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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

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

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

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Enjoy Teotihuacán differently visit places that are not usually included in a conventional tour. You can be combined the tour to Teotihuacán with a ...  Read more

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