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  • Day656

    Teotihuacan Ruins

    March 12 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Teotihuacan zählt wohl zu den grossen Kulturstätten. Hier steht auch die grösste, freigelegte Pyramide mit über 220m Seitenlänge und einer Höhe von 63m.

  • Mar18

    Teotihuacan

    March 18 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Mit dem Bus liess ich mich nach Teotihuacan fahren, um die Sonnen- und die Mondpyramide zu bestaunen. Die riesige Anlage wurde erst in der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts freigelegt um den Tourismus rund um Mexiko-Stadt zu fördern. Das ist ihnen gut gelungen.Read more

  • Day5

    Piramidi del Sole e della Luna

    December 24, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    This early morning we visited the Teotihuacan pyramids, also known as the City of the Gods.

    We walked around the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Snapped memorable shots from the top of Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid, and then capped off your day trip from Mexico City with a visit to an obsidian factory.

    We had lunch in front of the Sun Pyramid.
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  • Day136

    Teotihuacan ruines

    March 16, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today we visited Teotihuacán. Less famous than Chichén Itza (by that I mean we'd never heard of it 😅) it is actually the most important and largest pre-Columbian city in Mexico. Founded around 100BC, it supported a population of 125,000 people from various cultures. It isn't a Mayan or Aztec city but a multicultural city that later influenced the Maya and was a direct precursor to the Aztec culture.
    I would say it is by far the most impressive site we visited. All because of the (apparently) famous pyramids; the sun temple and the moon temple. The pyramid of the moon is situated at the end of a long stretch of buildings ominously known as "The Avenue of the Dead" 💀👻😵 It is a huge, imposing and dread-inducing structure. We find the archaeological sites fascinating but this was the first time we could really picture the essence of the city. It was easy to imagine the huge gatherings that happened there (I could almost hear the drums beating as we approached).
    At the other side of the Avenue of the Dead is the colossal pyramid of the Sun. At just over 65m high it is the 3rd largest pyramid in the world! And it definitely felt like it on the way up 😳 It is unknown why it was originally built, or what it was called, but the Aztecs named it the pyramid of the Sun and used it to worship Quetzalcoatl (Pronounced "Ket-tha'-coat-love") the Serpent god of the second Sun. However it may have also been used to worship Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Pronounced "incorrectly") who represents venus... and who may or may not be the same person as Quetzalcoatl. Honestly the religious aspects of the structures are way too complicated for us 😂 but the engineering and sheer size of the structures is absolutely incredible! Well worth the journey.
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  • Day1

    Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City)

    February 9, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Prieks atkal kaut ko jaunu pasaulē apskatīt, un dubults prieks par to pavēstīt citiem. Šoreiz dodamies uz Meksiku, pie kam mums ar Zandiņu pievienojas Viesturs ar Lidiju, ar kuriem daudz dažādus pasaules brīnumus kopā esam redzējuši.
    Esam iecerējuši redzet “īsto Meksiku”, kas nav ne Kankūna, ne Akapulko, nedz arī lielās pludmales viesnīcas.
    Pilnīgi noteikti “īstās Meksikas” būtiska daļa ir milzīgā un jaudīgā galvaspilsēta Ciudad de Mexico, kas latviski laikam pareizi jāsauc par Mehiko. Lai saprastu izmēru, padalīšos ar dažādajiem viedokļiem par to, cik tad īsti cilvēku Mehiko dzīvo. Meksikas valdības informācija saka ka 9 miljoni, Google domā, ka divdesmit, bet kungs, kurš mūs šodien vadāja pa acteku piramīdām, ir pilnīgi pārliecināts, ka Mehiko pilsētā dzīvo 30 miljoni cilvēku. Man liekas, “latviešu zemniekam” tas vispār nav aptverams.
    Turpmāk nedaudz strukturētāka informācija: ieradaāmies vakar pēcpusdienā ar reisu no Parīzes un uzreiz metāmies ievērot galveno likumu - par spīti nogurumam paēst normālā laikā vakariņas un gulēt iet ne ātrāk kā deviņos vakarā. Patiesībā novilku līdz desmitiem, aizmigdams ar domu, ka vajadzētu nogulēt līdz rītam. Kas tev deva - pamodos pulksten vienos naktī, un ar šausmām konstatēju, ka nākamā diena man visdrīzak ilgs 22 stundas.
    Viesturs, ilgu gulēšanu neparedzēdams, jau iepriekš bija rezervējis “agrā rīta tūri” (sākums 6.20) uz acteku senpilsētu ar burvīgu un viegli izrunājamu nosaukumu Teotihuacan. Piramīdas parsteidz ar savu izmēru (skatīt foto) un veselu acteku pilsētu zem un ap tām. No mūsu tūres vadītāja, kas ir kaislīgs meksikāņu arheologs, saprotam, ka patiesos tempļu un pilsētu izmērus pat grūti apjaust, jo tos klāj gadsimtiem uzkrājies kultūrslānis. Te nākot palīgā zinatnes jaunākais atklājums - ģeoradars, kas mākot savā attēlojumā noņemt nos gan mežus, gan dubļus, gan lavu un vulkānu pelnus. Tālāk ilgi klausāmies par to, kā ģeoradars mums atklās pilnīgi jaunu pasauli.
    Uzzinām arī šaušalīgas lietas par to, ka acteki dieviem upurējuši gan bērnus, gan arī pieaugušus cilvēkus, pie kam paši arī aizrāvusies ar savu ciltsbrāļu ēšanu. Esot mēģinājusi ēst arī spāņus, taču tie izradījušies negaršīgi...
    Katrā ziņā, Teotihuakana apmeklējums bija prasīgs kā emocionāli, tā arī fiziski, jo visos tempļos taču bija jāuzkāpj.
    Otrs šīsdienas manevrs ir meksikāņu mākslinieces ar traģisku likteni Frīdas Kallo muzejmājas apmeklējums. Frīda Kallo bija precējusies ar sava laika (20. gadsimta 20to, 30to un 40to gadu) slavenāko meksikāņu mākslinieku Diego Riveru, kurš gan bija liels bohēmists un daudzu citu sieviešu mīļotājs. Man šis ģimenes stāsts atgādina latviešu mākslinieku Romana Sutas un Aleksandras Beļcovas kopdzīves stāstu, kas nesen Rīgā kļuvis labi zināms, pateicoties teātra izrādei.
    Tagad gan liekas, ka slavenāka par savu viru ir Frīda Kallo pati. Kā skaidroja visu zinošais mūsu šīsdienas ģeologs: “Kopš Holivudas filmas uzņemšanas 2002. gadā, viss mainījies. Diego Rivera nav nekas, visa pasaule pielūdz Frīdu. Filma tā arī saucas “Frīda Kallo”, un tā ir piejama TET Shortcut sarakstos. Silti iesaku.
    Katrā ziņā Frīda, kuras vaibstos redz gan mātes metises, gan vācu izcelsmes tēva sejas pantus, un kuras liktenis bija traģisks nemitīgu fizisku ciešanu dēļ (slimība, autoavārijas sekas) vienaldzīgu neatstāj. Pats muzejs gan pilns ļaužu kā lidosta pirms reisa, uz vēl gara rinda gaida ārpusē uz ielas, bet tas nav par šķērsli apskatīt gan mākslu, gan mākslinieku sadzīvas lietas un vietas. Interesanti, ka trīsdesmitajos gados meksikas elite idealizēja Krievijas sociālismu, virs Frīdas gultas atrodamas Staļina, Ļenina un Kārļa Marksa bildes, bet Leons Trockis pat kādu laiki dzīvojis šai namā. Runā, ka pat bijis nonācis “pārāk tuvu” pašai Frīdai, tāpēc bijis spiests aizvākties.
    Šodien tas arī viss, rīt turpināsim Mehiko apgūšanu.
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  • Day9

    Pyramids yet not Pyramids

    January 23, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    I took another toor and was yet disappointed. We were visiting the „Pyramids“ of the sun and the moon in Theoticlan. We could hardly understand the guide because of his really thick accent. Also he did not seem very motivated. Talking he walked ahead without caring weather we would here or not what he was saying. At 16.00 he sent us alone on tour because he had to accompany the driver to take bus from gate 3 to gate 2. We were supposed to meet at 17.15. So he needed 75 minutes for 1 kilometer???? However, we were a small group of 5 and had a lot of fun.

    I learned from my guide of the trip the day before; The „Pyramid“ in Centralamerica are not called (and are not) Pyramide because they are different in built and purpose. (Forgot the right name)
    They are round/flat at the top and have stairs. They are built for the gods, observe the stars and developing their knowledge in Astrology.
    Au contraire the Pyramide in Egypt are pointed at the top and are graves for the dead loved ones.
    Only the base of the construction is the same.

    I climbed the pyramid of the sun but did not make for the other pyrami which is three times higher.

    On the way to the Pyramide we passed the Favelas of CDMX.It must have been for about 20 kilometer. They sit on the mountains. The young Brasilien couple said: „We have favelas but we never saw something like this. Apparently the favelas have basic infrastructures as well as school and healthcare. It was a shock.

    Two ease the shock I had two very good corncobs covered with Mayonnaise, cheese, chilipowder and salt. Mhmmmm, niammi.

    Will write very bad review for the lazy tour guide.

    Covered 7.6 km
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  • Day13

    Mexico city and Teotihuacan

    January 5, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    It took 10 years but I hold my promise. Here I am in Mexico City visiting an old friend. There is nothing that meeting and holding an old friend after that long. Thanks for this warm welcome 🙏

  • Day136

    Teotihuacan ruines pt2

    March 16, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    More of our time at Teotihuacán, climbing the incredibly steep steps of the Pyramid of The Moon with an amazing view from the top, down the Avenue of The Dead! 😁☠️

  • Day21

    Teotihuacan

    January 2, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Today we picked up where we left off on Monday and finally made it out to see the awesome pyramids at Teotihuacán. Our first brief stop was within Mexico City at Tlatelolco, which was the marketplace dating to the same period as the Templo Mayor in Centro Histórico. Next, and as is the case with most tours in Mexico, we made a pit stop for tequila and mezcal tasting and a demonstration of obsidian sculptures. We were then shown the importance of the agave cactus to the indigenous people. The point of the blooms were used as weapons and as sewing needles with the fibers of the plant acting as thread. Both the inner and outer layers of the leaves can be peeled off and used to write upon.

    Then we drove the 40 kilometres to the pyramids at Teotihuacán, which is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. At its peak it was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas, with a population estimated at 125,000 or more, making it at least the sixth-largest city in the world during its era.

    The city covered 8 square miles and is thought to have been established around 100 BC with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 AD. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries AD, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 AD.

    We climbed the 217 treacherous steps to the peak of the sun pyramid and walked down the avenue of the dead toward the pyramid of the moon, flanked on both sides by a array of imposing altars. Not only is the architecture and size of these ancient structures impressive, the degree of detail that went into the builds is difficult to fathom. All the mortar between the large stones in the walls contains smaller decorative pebbles of volcanic origin, evenly spaced to be as appealing to the eye as possible. Walking down the avenue, one is almost transported back in time and imagines what the hustle and bustle of the day may have been like.

    We visited an ancient home and place of worship where many of the murals on the walls have survived the centuries, with their vibrant colours fully intact.

    When we left the pyramids we stopped for a quick lunch before completing the tour at the shrine to Our Lady of Guadeloupe, where it is said the Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous man in 1531. The original shrine, which is astonishingly beautiful, is unfortunately sinking into the clay and was replaced in 1978 with a new basilica that has a capacity of 10,000 worshippers.

    We still have one day remaining to explore this fascinating city and I feel we’ve barely scratched the surface. There is no doubt in my mind that we will return here in the not too distant future to continue our exploration of this vibrant metropolis.
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  • 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

You might also know this place by the following names:

Santa María Coatlán, Santa Maria Coatlan