Price & Hours
- Museums, Sightseeing Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán (teh-oh-tee-wa-can) contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains many popular constructions, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. The nearby museum, Museo de la Sitio, also holds many artifacts from the period.
While many travelers were amazed by the daunting monuments, some had a few tips to make your trip easier: The souvenirs are pricey, but some haggling in Spanish will help you get a better price. Visitors also recommend bringing along your own bottled water and applying sunscreen as the site provides very little shade. Also, if you're able, visitors suggest climbing the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.
Teotihuacán is about a 40 miles northeast of Mexico City. You can access the site via public transportation from Autobus del Norte bus station (located just off the yellow line metro station by the same name). You can also book a driver or rent a car. To avoid crowds, get there early and avoid going on Sundays if possible as residents of Mexico receive free admission. Entry costs 65 pesos (about $3.50).