Teotihuacan Ruin Site,
Largest Ancient Pyramid Site in Mexico
Teotihuacan Ruin can be reached by bus service from Terminal North, (Terminal Norte) in Mexico City or from Poza Rica.
ADO serves Poza Rica from Jalapa and other cities including Tuxpan. Regular service from Mexico City Terminal Norte and local buses make frequent runs northeast from Mexico City.
Teotihuacan's most notable building, the Pyramid of the Sun is the highest and 2nd largest ancient structure in Mexico.
Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, conducted a site-wide excavation and stabilization between 1960 and 1965, clearing the Avenue of the Dead and stabilizing temples and platforms along its sides.
In 1971 a man-made cave was discovered beneath the Pyramid of the Sun. Various excavations and stabilization projects have continued to reveal secrets of the ancient city but still much about Teotihuacan, America's largest ancient city, remains a mystery.
Teotihuacan is noted for its mural paintings, many still showing rich color.
A Teotihuacan visitor starts a climb at the Pyramid of the Moon
Teotihuacan ruin site in central Mexico
Pre-Columbian city that reached its height in 500 AD and had an estimated population of 200,000 people.
The city grew to the largest city in the Americas and was perhaps larger than any city in Europe during the same era.
Artistic and cultural influence of Teotihuacan spread throughout Mesoamerica, south to the Maya region in Guatemala, west to the city of Monte Alban, and east through Veracruz to El Tajin.
Teotihuacan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The ruin covers 83 square kilometers and sprawls over a huge area in what is now San Juan Teotihuacán, a municipality in the State of México, situated 24 miles northeast of Mexico City. First Class Buses from Mexico City's Terminal Norte reach Teotihuacan
By eleven am the site becomes crowded regardless of its huge size.
To see all the buildings, the museum and to climb the two large pyramids could take a two-day visit.
Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Moon
Buses to Teotihuacan
Buses for the ruin sites of Teotihuacan leave Terminal Norte frequently during the day.
Autobuses Teotihuacan starts at 6 AM and runs every 15 minutes to The ruin of Teotihuacan.
Go to terminal Norte bus station and look all the way to the left side of the ticket booths to find autobuses Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan was long a site of abandonment and was viewed as a sacred city by the Aztecs.
The first archaeological work of excavation and restoration took place in 1905 under Archaeologist Leopold Bartes. By 1910 the Pyramid of the sun had been
Teotihuacan Ruin site is the largest ancient city in Mexico. Teotihuacan is a sprawling Pre-Hispanic city of unique buildings including the largest stone pyramids in Mexico The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
Teotihuacan's pyramids can be reached by bus from Terminal Norte in Mexico City.
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Teotihuacan Ruin Site, Pyramid of the
Teotihuacan Ruin Site, Pyramid of the Moon is at the north end of the Avenue of the Dead
19° 41' 32.5674" North, -98° 50' 36.9378" The coordinates for the center of the Pyramid of the Sun,
The city is laid out 15.5 degrees east of North
Pyramid of the
Moon at the Teotihuacan Ruin Site, Avenue of the Dead,
Pyramid of the Moon at the north end of the Avenue of the Dead
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