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Teotihuacan - the city of the Aztecs near Mexico City, Mexico - photo, address on the map PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 February 2012 22:08

Teotihuacan is an ancient Aztec city, located 50 kilometers of northeast of Mexico City in the municipality of San Juan Teotihuacan. Age of Teotihuacan is estimated to 2000 years old, name of the city in the Aztec language means "place where the gods touch the earth." Teotihuacan is a large archeological complex, the most famous buildings which are the pyramid of the Sun and the pyramid of the Moon. pyramid of the Sun (see the photo above of this article) was built in 150 BC. and it is the third largest pyramid in the world after the Great pyramid in Cholula (Mexico) and the pyramid of Cheops at Giza (Egypt). pyramid of the Moon was built in 250 BC., it is the second largest pyramid after the pyramid of the Sun. On top of the pyramid of the Moon is located a square for ritual ceremonies. The Citadel - is a huge space, which is surrounded by four large walls, in the 390 meters in length, in the center of the Citadel is located the Temple of the Feathered Serpent (Templo de Quetzalcoatl). To the north of the main complex of Teotihuacan is located the another group of buildings - Tetitla and Atetelco palaces, where most of the walls are decorated with frescoes, depicting the god of rain and thunder Tlaloc, snakes, eagles, jaguars and coyotes. In the museum Museo Teotihuacan can be found a large number of artifacts, related to the culture of the Aztecs. Every day from 7:00 to 18:00 every 20 minutes from the North Bus Terminal (Terminal Autobuses del Norte) in Mexico City (map shown at the top of this article) buses depart to Teotihuacan (travel time is 1 hour). Make sure, that the bus goes in the direction of pyramids (Los Piramides).


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