Sunday, July 7, 2013

teotihuacan, mexico:

About an hours drive north of Mexico City is the ancient city of Teotihuacan. 
Thought to have been established around 100BC - 250 AD, it was the largest city in the Americas prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival. The most striking feature of Teotihuacan are it's two imposing pyramids - the Pyramid of the Sun and the smaller Pyramid of the Moon.
We both climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, which was well worth the effort, culminating in an incredible view of the entire site and surrounding mountains. We also climbed the Pyramid of the Moon, however we were not allowed to climb to the very top. 
Having had visited the Museum of Anthropology a day prior, we had learnt a great deal about Mexico's pre-Hispanic history and culture, which added a great insight to our visit of Teotihuacan. I would highly recommend visiting the museum, and if you can, before you visit any of the ancient sites dotted throughout Mexico.

Next: the gorgeous San Angel neighbourhood

the view from the pyramid of the sun, looking towards the pyramid of the moon

the pyramid of the sun

walking along the avenue of the dead towards the pyramid of the moon

the view from the pyramid of the moon


  1. Doesn't look like there were many tourists. I like that, space to learn and immerse in the history. The second last photo is a crazy illusion! Do you see?

  2. I always love receiving your blog posts and pawing over the photos. thanks for sharing. Mx


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