Day Trip from Mexico City
What have you done that is an amazing feat!
For me, that is I climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán. Then, I climbed back down again. You can see in the picture below. I'm standing on the Pyramid of the Sun with the Pyramid of the Moon in the background.
What did you do?
What is the Best Way to Experience Teotihuacán?
The best way to explore Teotihuacán is on a day trip from Mexico City. You can take part in a group by bus or private tour by car. Organize for your transport to pick you up from your accommodation. And, drop you off back there.
What Can You Experience at the Archaeological Site of Teotihuacán?
Pyramid of the Sun ~ Pirámide del Sol
Pyramid of the Moon ~ Pirámide de la Luna
Avenue of the Dead ~ Calz de los Muertos
Palace of Quetzalpapálotl ~ Palacio de Quetzalpapálotl
Teotihuacán Cultural Musuem ~ Museo de la Cultura Teotihuacána
The Great Compound ~ La Ciudadela
Temple of the Feathered Serpent ~ Pirámide de la Serpiente Emplumada
Temple of the Jaguars ~ Templo de los Jaguares
Mural Painting of the Cougar ~ Mural del Puma
Palace of Quetzal Mariposa ~ Palacio de Quetzal Mariposa
Pyramids of Teotihuacán Botanical Gardens ~ Botánico Pirámides de Teotihuacán
See & Climb the Pyramids
The steps at the Pyramid of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun viewed from inside the museum and the Diorama of Teotihuacán.
Standing on the Pyramid of the Sun
The Archaeological Cite of Teotihuacán
You walk along the Avenue of the Dead. In the distance, on the right you see the Pyramid of the Sun. Further back in the background, you glimpse the Pyramid of the Moon.
Do what the locals do!
You climb the steps of the structures sideways and diagonally.
I find it's so much easier to go up and down steps this way.
Pyramid of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun
Look up towards the sky. And, you will see the overpowering size of the Pyramid of the Sun.
You can climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. There are several platforms on the way up. So, you can take breaks and see the view on the way up.
There are cables covered in black rubber-like material. They are not taut, so you can't rely on them for much support.
Once you are up the top, there is a platform. So, you can walk around the top. See the views from different directions. You can see the area of Teotihuacán.
In another spot, the Pyramid of the Moon looks small in comparison to the Pyramid of the Sun.
On the way down, remember the support you can hold onto is not very taut. Somehow, I still managed to get down.
But, in the last part of the Pyramid of the Sun, there was no rope. So, I needed to sit down and go down each step one at a time. that way.
I had heard from someone I know who had climbed pyramids. They went down backward. So, it is best not to wear a dress.
Tip, Be Prepared!
Before I visited the pyramids. I walked up and down flights of stairs instead of catching the elevator. On my lunch breaks, you'd find me in the stairwell doing the steps.
So, make sure you prepare for the climb, up and down.
Make sure you wear a hat. It's a long hot walk. There's some shade near the museum.
Take water and snacks with you. And, keep hydrated.
Pyramid of the Moon
Temple of the Feathered Serpent
Palace of Quetzalpapálotl
Cultural Museum at Teotihuacán
Map of Teotihuacán
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