Visit Teotihuacan, Mexico
Teotihuacan is a magnificent ancient Toltec city best known for its two main towering pyramids.
Although its incipient period (the first two centuries BC) is poorly understood, archeological data show that the next two centuries were characterized by monumental construction, during which Teotihuacan quickly became the largest and most populous urban center in the New World.
The city seems to have functioned for centuries as a well-developed urban center until its rather sudden collapse, possibly in the seventh century. The place was called Teotihuacan by Nahuatl speakers several centuries after the city's fall, but its original name, the language or languages spoken there, and the ethnic groups who built the city are still unknown.
The pyramids of the sun and moon here are said to rival those of Giza in Egypt and at the city's peak of power between AD350-650, it had many influences on other now ancient sites throughout Mexico and Guatemala especially in relation to the pottery, sculpture and architecture.
Suggested itineraries featuring Teotihuacan
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Teotihuacan, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Teotihuacan
- Mexico City 41 kilometers away
- Cuernavaca 95 kilometers away
- Puebla 101 kilometers away
- Taxco 149 kilometers away
- Queretaro 189 kilometers away
- San Miguel de Allende 239 kilometers away
- Morelia 244 kilometers away
- The Colonial Cities 275 kilometers away
- Guanajuato 289 kilometers away
- Veracruz 293 kilometers away
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 364 kilometers away
- Oaxaca 371 kilometers away