The archeological site at Teotihuacán
Travel back in time to see the history of Mexico through the important archaeological artefacts found only 50 km away from DF.
The city of gods.
Arriving in Teotihuacan, 50 km from Mexico City, is like going back to the times before the Spanish conquest, and even before the Aztec empire, because some of the artefacts found at the city of gods are several thousand years old, which makes this place one of the most important in the world, from an archaeological point of view. The site is extremely large, but visitors can do two different routes covering about 2.5 km2. The Monumental route is one of two suggested itineraries. It goes through the Calzada de los Muertos (Road of the Dead), visiting several architectural ensembles, such as the Ciudadela (Citadel), the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the great Plaza de la Luna (Moon Square). Another option is to follow the Ruta de la Pintura Mural (Mural Painting route), devoted to pre-Hispanic paintings, their techniques and materials. The site also has a Museo de la Cultura Teotihuacana (Museum of the Teotihuacan Culture) and a building where the latest archaeological findings in the area are presented to the public. It is possible to do day trips, or to stay in one of the towns nearby, Teotihuacan de Arista or San Martín de las Pirámides, where there are hotels, camp sites and a wide range of gastronomical delights on offer.