Teotihuacan is a very popular side trip from Mexico City situated 40 km north-east. This complex of awesome pyramids was once Mesoamerica’s greatest city which extended its cultural and artistic influence throughout the region, and even beyond. Today Teotihuacán is one of the most noted archaeological attractions made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Constructed around 300 AD, the holy city is characterized by the vast size of its monuments, carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. The whole Teotihuacan represents a unique artistic achievement based on cosmic harmony. Its most monumental structures are the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Sun(the third-largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon.
According to legend it was where the Gods gathered to plan thecreation of man. However, the history of Teotihuacán is shrouded in mystery. The city became the epicentre of culture and commerce for ancient Mesoamerica, but suddenly its inhabitants abandoned it for unknown reasons. Nowadays, Teotihuacan remains an important pilgrimage site, every year thousands of devotees congregate here to celebrate the equinox and soak up the mystical energies believed to converge here.
The ruins of Teotihuacán are among the most remarkable in Mexicoand some of the most important ruins in the world. Visiting this ancient city will transport you into one of the most famous cultures.