In Mexico city, if there is something you really cannot miss, these are the Aztec Pyramids of Teotihuacan.
Along with two cool travelers, Anne and Gabriel, we arrived there just for 9 am.This is a roughly a 1hour bus drive from the center of Mexico City.
The original city of Teotihuacan was about 20 km2, and what is today concretely visibile and available to tourism is 2 km.
It is the biggest archeologic site of all the Meso-America.
It was by then, the biggest city of Mexico and the capital of the big pre-colombian empire. Named by the Aztec as the city where the gods were born. It counted 125’000 living inhabitants.
Here is a 3D map of the place itself. With on the right, the pyramid the pyramid del Sol, and on the far front, the pyramid de la Luna.
The pyramid del Sol is the biggest out of the two pyramids, it measures 70 meter high and 222 meters for each horizontal side. It is the third biggest pyramid in the world.
It was build in the year 100 with almost 3 millions tons of materials, but without any help of wheels, animal or whatever metalic tools. In the center of it the archeologists found a tunnel reaching it’s center, where the Sun was blessed.
So as a good swiss I always climb every mount and pyramids here is a view from the Pyramid del Sol, on the Pyramid de la Luna.
What’s interesting is the details of how the rocks have been put together with a lot of care.
From the bottom of the first pyramid (Sol), there was still a way to walk until we reached the second pyramid (Luna).
And yes, again, we did climbed it. The european team on top with Anne the french girl, Gabriel the german mate taking the picture.
The magnificient view from up there over the most of the site.
Another building, the temple of the God Quetzalcoatl, the snake with feathers. Represented here with his heads a few times.
And after walking roughly 4-5 hours non stop in the sun, we were more than happy to have a bite in this small restaurant nearby the site.