Pyramid of the Sun

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Temple of the Sun

    June 3, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    When we got to the Temple of the Sun there were massive crowd's, a lot of them stopping at the intermediate platforms to catch their breaths. I went straight up, jumping the queues 😁

    The Temple of the Sun has 365 steps representing the number of the day's, the Temple of the Moon 144 steps. Although shorter, the ground slopes down from the north southwards. So that the top of both Temple's are at the same height. Originally they would have had some sort of building on the top. You get a tremendous view over the whole complex from here.Read more

  • Day1


    September 30, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Sonnenpyramide, Mondpyramide, Straße der Toten.
    Warum ist das so hoch?! 😅

  • Day1

    Trip to Tehotihuacan

    October 29, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

    We woke up early in an attempt to avoid traffic in town. We caught a quick uber to the omnibus station (only $3 for 20 mins, the exchange rate is quite favorable at 19:1) and then hopped on a bus to Tehotihuacan. We chose this method of transport to bypass the tourist crowds and save money for better things (see: dinner footprint). We hit some traffic out of town so the drive took around 75 minutes. Along the way, we saw lots of colorful houses built up into the hills.

    Upon arrival at the archaeological site, we paid our $3 admission and headed towards the pyramids. The first thing we noticed was that a plethora of vendors were selling a toy/souvenir which made a loud, puma-like growl. It was persistent throughout our stay and quite obnoxious, but what can you do... The site was pretty impressive. The pre-Columbian and pre-Aztec city is estimated to have been home to over 100,000 people in the first centuries BC. What remains are a series of structures along a long road (the Avenue of the Dead), with a number of large plazas for gatherings, and two large pyramids: one in honor of the sun and the other in honor of the moon. One can climb up on both pyramids to look over the entire city ruins. At 216 ft, the pyramid of the sun is the third largest ancient pyramid in the world. Many believe that this was the western hemisphere's first great city.

    For lunch, we decided to try a restaurant recommendation Brittany had found in a travel blog. The blog had noted that it was just outside of Puerta 1 but we soon found out it was actually outside of Puerta 5, a half mile walk away. Although a bit touristy for its location in a cave, La Gruta was tastefully decorated with an altar for Día de Muertos. Vegetarian options were scarce but our waiter kindly suggested the pollo fajitas... without the pollo and with oyster mushrooms instead. The atmosphere and cold beers made it a fun experience.
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  • Day3

    Teotihuacan - Night Experience

    June 28 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    I was really happy when i secured tickets for this event back in May.
    I was not sure what to expect and it was hard to find reviews.
    Arriving just on dusk, it was getting cold and i was poorly equipped, but as the sun went down and i could see the lights turning on and shining onto the pyramid of the sun i was able to forget the chill in the air.
    Entering after dark, and getting my English audio guide, when i entered and looked up the Avenue of the Dead and saw the ruins glowing in light it was an awesome moment.
    It really looked amazing.
    As i walked up the avenue and heard the history of the site, which i had forgotten long ago, i remembered how mysterious it all was.
    For the first time i saw the stars "in Mexico city", and the light show, all made the experience incredibly unforgettable.
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  • Day57


    September 1, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Als letzte Ruinenstadt und archäologische Stätte besuchten wir das knapp 2000 Jahre alte Teotihuacán 50 km nordöstlich von Mexico City. Auf diesem einstigen 20 Quadratkilometer großen Areal bewunderten wir die im Zentrum stehende, erklimmbare, drittgrößte Pyramide der Welt "Templo del Sol" in ihrer wuchtigen Pracht samt Gegenpart "Templo de la Luna" und huldigten ein letztes Mal den Gottheiten Quetzalcóatl, Tláloc, Quetzalpapálotl und Huitzilopochtli ;)Read more

  • Day3

    Piramides Teotihuacán

    November 8, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Regen und Wolken waren angekündigt; wir entschieden uns trotzdem zu den Pyramiden nahe der Hauptstadt zu fahren. Durch das Wetter wirkte die grosse, über 2500 Jahre alte Azteken-Stätte noch mystischer.
    Zudem besuchten wir die Basilika De Santa Maria De Guadalupe mit dem berühmten Bild 'Our Lady of Guadalupe', welche via Rollband besichtigt werden kann (so kann niemand vor dem Bild stehen bleiben, sondern fährt daran vorbei - witzig!)Read more

  • Day186


    February 4, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    We arrived at Teotihuacan at 9 am on a chilly morning and got some exercise climbing the massive Pyramid of the Sun and huge steps of the Pyramid of the Moon for views that would be far more impressive if they weren't limited by Mexico City's smog. Karl was feeling weak after a rough night so sat out the elective walks around the sprawling ancient city to save energy for the second half of the day, while Holly, Helene and Francois visited the Avenue of the Dead, the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, and got a great explanation about the cosmic significance of the site by a helpful information ambassador. Needless to say, the vast scale of the site and the pyramids and temples is mind boggling, as is trying to imagine what this sacred city looked like in it's hayday.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pyramid of the Sun, Sonnenpyramide von Teotihuacán, هرم الشمس, Ҡояш пирамидаһы, Піраміда Сонца, Piràmide del Sol, Pyramida Slunce, Πυραμίδα του Ηλίου, Piramido de la Suno, Pirámide del Sol, هرم آفتاب, Pyramide du Soleil, Piramida Sunca, Piramide del Sole di Teotihuacan, მზის პირამიდა, Saules piramīda, Piramide van de zon, Piramida dau Soleu, Piramida Słońca, Pirâmide do Sol, Пирамида Солнца, Піраміда Сонця, Kim tự tháp Mặt Trời, Piramide han Adlaw, 太陽金字塔

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