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  • 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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  • Day56

    Teotihuacan

    September 22, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Faith hat für fünf aus unsere Gruppe online einen englischsprachigen Tagesausflug nach „Teotihuacan*“ gebucht. Erstaunlicherweise ist dieses UNESCO Weltkulturerbe im Nordosten von México City nicht auf der Itinerary von Dragoman. Um 09:00 ist unsere kleine Gruppe mit einem Shuttle vom Hotel zur „Plaza de las Tres Culturas“ gefahren und haben uns die Ruinen des „Temple Mayor de Tlatelolco“* angesehen. Der zweisprachige Guide ist leider etwas nervig. Aber es macht eh mehr Sinn, sich die Details (evt.) noch mal bei Wikipedia durchzulesen. Danach sind wir Nordwestlich an diversen Favelas vorbeigefahren. Erst gegen Mittag waren wir an den Pyramiden, als der Touristen Ansturm am Größten war. Wir haben viel Zeit vergeudet schnell zu den Pyramiden zu kommen. Deshalb mein Tipp: Tour ohne Guide organisieren! Wer anschließend noch in den Souvenirladen will, kann das ja kurz vor der Rückfahrt noch machen. Dann ist der nervige Guide nochmal aufgetaucht und hat uns durch die “Basilika Unserer Lieben Frau von Guadelupe” geführt. Für die Mexikaner ist das was wichtiges. Ich fand das nur überflüssig.

    Wikipedia:
    * Temple Mayor de Tlatelolco ....
    * Teotihuacan /teɪˌoʊtiːwəˈkɑːn/ (Spanish: Teotihuacán) (Spanish pronunciation: [teotiwa'kan] is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico, which is located in the State of Mexico 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. Teotihuacan is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. At its zenith, perhaps in the first half of the first millennium CE, Teotihuacan 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 epoch. After the collapse of Teotihuacan, central Mexico was dominated by the Toltecs of Tula until about 1150 CE. Not to be confused with Tenochtitlan.
    Teotihuacan is located in Greater Mexico City. The city covered 8 square miles; 80 to 90 percent of the total population of the valley resided in Teotihuacan. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and its vibrant murals that have been well-preserved. Additionally, Teotihuacan exported fine obsidian tools that are found throughout Mesoamerica. The city is thought to have been established around 100 BCE, with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 CE. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries CE, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 CE. Although it is a subject of debate whether Teotihuacan was the center of a state empire, its influence throughout Mesoamerica is well documented; evidence of Teotihuacano presence can be seen at numerous sites in Veracruz and the Maya region. The later Aztecs saw these magnificent ruins and claimed a common ancestry with the Teotihuacanos, modifying and adopting aspects of their culture. The ethnicity of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan is the subject of debate. Possible candidates are the Nahua, Otomi or Totonac ethnic groups. Scholars have suggested that Teotihuacan was a multi-ethnic state. The site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico, receiving 4,185,017 visitors in 2017. After the collapse of Teotihuacan, central Mexico was dominated by the Toltecs of Tula until about 1150 CE. Teotihuacan exported fine obsidian tools that are found throughout Mesoamerica. The later Aztecs saw these magnificent ruins and claimed a common ancestry with the Teotihuacanos, modifying and adopting aspects of their culture. The ethnicity of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan is the subject of debate. Possible candidates are the Nahua, Otomi or Totonac ethnic groups. Scholars have suggested that Teotihuacan was a multi-ethnic state. The city and the archaeological site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico, receiving 4,185,017 visitors in 2017.

    Koordinaten: 19°41′24″ N 98°50′23″ W
    Höhe: 2.280 müN

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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 🙏

  • Day40

    Piramides de Teotihuacán

    February 15, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Die prähistorische Stadt Teotihuacán ist UNESCO Weltkulturerbe und besteht heute im Wesentlichen aus zwei großen Pyramiden: Die Sonnenpyramide (Pirámide del Sol) und die Mondpyramide (Pirámide de la Luna), die durch die "Straße der Toten" verbunden sind.
    Früher (um das Jahr 0) lebten hier Zehntausende Menschen und die Stadt war die größte und bedeutendste Amerikas.Read more

  • Day3

    Piramides de Teotihuacan #1

    July 29, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    La pirámide del Sol se ve imponente desde la taquilla de la zona arqueológica, en donde hay que pagar $75 MXN por persona (13500 COP). En la entrada del lugar existen guías que puedes contratar, pero son costosos, uno nos estaba cobrando 1000 MXN (180000 COP) por un recorrido guiado de 2 horas. Sin embargo no es necesario.

    Al lugar acude muchos turistas y es muy grande, por lo que es importante llegar temprano y estar listo para caminar bastante.
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  • Day3

    Teotihuacan

    May 18, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    On Monday I went on a day tour to the prehispanic city of Teotihuacan (Náhuatl is one of the coolest-sounding languages...) and other sites. On the way, we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

    Teotihuacan is located 40 km outside the city in the state of Mexico. Once there, we climbed to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and a couple smaller pyramids. The Pyramid of the Sun has 200-some steep stone steps and is not for the faint of heart, especially in the scorching sun! At the top we could see a panoramic view of the surrounding valley. It's overwhelming to think that these impressive structures were built around 2000 years ago.

    Another interesting thing on the tour was the visit to a silver shop. The guide also showed us all the incredible uses of the maguey plant. These plants of the agave family are enormous, and grow flowering stalks up to 8 meters tall. It can be used for paper, fibers/thread, needles, roofing, pulche alcoholic drink, and as a vegetable (nopales).
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  • Day1

    Teotihuacán

    August 5, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    ¡Qué lindo día! He visitado la famosa ciudad en ruinas de América. Teotihuacán se encuentra cerca de la Ciudad de México y cuenta para el patrimonio cultural mundial de la UNESCO. La pirámide más grande se llama Sunpyramid. Desde Sunpyramid, puedes ver toda la ciudad. Fue bastante agotador clime todas las escaleras, pero la vista desde arriba era increíble.

    What a nice day! I've visited on of the famous ruined city in America. Teotihuacán is nearby Mexico City and is count to the world cultural heritage UNESCO. The biggest pyramid is called Sunpyramid. From the Sunpyramid, you can see the whole city. It was pretty exhausting to clime all the stairs up , but the view from above was amazing.
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  • Day1

    Teotihuacan, Sonnen- und Mondpyramide

    November 19, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Heute besichtigten wir die Ausgrabungen von Teotihuacan, der größten präkolumbianischem Stadt Mesoamerikas.
    Wer diese Stadt ab dem 1. Jh. nach Chr. angelegt hat, weiß man nicht. Schon die Azteken fanden die Stadt verlassen vor.

    Wir bestiegen die Mond- und die Sonnenpyramide. Diese ist mit 220 x 220 Metern Grundfläche und gut 70 Metern Höhe die drittgrößte Pyramide der Welt.Read more

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Sun Plaza, Plaza del Sol

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