Teotihuacán Municipality

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  • Day4

    Andere Dimensionen

    May 27 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Nach schnellen drei Umstiegen in der Metro und einer Bustour über die Autobahn hatten wir das Zentrum von CDMX fix verlassen und sind, wie in einer kleinen Zeitreise, um 400 n. Chr. gelandet: Teotihuacán! Die ehemalige Großstadt der Region mit der Sonnen- und Mondpyramide ist schon spannend anzusehen und zu erklimmen. Wie viele Steine die damals da hoch getragen haben müssen! Als wir auf der Sonnenpyramide stehen und den Ausblick über das Gelände genießen, können wir kaum glauben, dass das alles schon sooooo lange hier steht …
    Genauso unbegreiflich erscheint die Fläche über die sich Mexiko-Stadt erstreckt, jeder Hügel auf der Fahrt ist mit bunten Häusern bebaut – die Stadt nimmt kein Ende …
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  • Day56

    Teotihuacan 2

    September 22 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Wir sind die „Piramide de la Luna“* hochgeklettert. Und ich bin dann noch die größere „Piramide de Sol“* alleine hochgeklettert. Beide Pyramiden sind imposante Bauwerke. Das erklettern der „Piramide de Sol“ ist selbst jetzt in der jetzigen Nebensaison eine Massenveranstaltung. Die Besichtigung dieser Bauwerke ist in México jedoch ein Muss. Leider war die „geführte“ Tour ein Flop. Ein schlecht motivierter Guide und viel touristischer Einheitsbrei. Die Bauwerke alleine waren sicher ein (kleines) Highlight. Hier hätte ich mir sachkundige und hilfsbereite Ranger, wie in den US Nationalparks gewünscht. Die Heerscharen von Straßenverkäufer die überall sind, muß man in solchen Ländern wohl akzeptieren. Die Fahrzeit und Besichtigung der Pyramiden hat ca. 4 Stunden gedauert. Den Rest des Tages haben wir wir mit einem eher überflüssigem Touristen Programm vergeudet. Der Tour Guide hat sich dann verflüchtet. Es wäre ihm wohl zu peinlich geworden, wenn sich keiner bei ihm bedankt hätte und er keinen Tipp erhalten hätte.

    * Piramide de la Luna ...
    * Piramide de Sol .....

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  • Day2

    Teotihuacan, Mexique

    May 26, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Avant-hier nous sommes allés voir les ruines de Teotihuacan. Dans ces ruines, il y a deux pyramide​s. Celle du soleil et celle de la lune. Nous n'avions pas le droit d'aller tout en haut de celle de la lune mais on avait quand même une assez belle vue. Sur celle du soleil nous sommes montés tout en haut. C'était super beau et très épuisant.

    Nous ne savons rien sur la civilisation perdue de Teotihuacan. Ils étaient là avant Jésus Christ et ils se sont auto-détruits au VIII ième siècle sans laisser de trace écrite. 

    Les Aztèques ont découvert leurs ruines. Ils en ont fait un site  sacré car ils pensaient que c'était l'endroit où la lune et le soleil étaient nés, et que seuls les dieux avaient pu construire un tel site. Ils se sont inspirés de cet endroit pour tous leurs sites sacrés .

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  • Day263


    February 3, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It's definitely a bit of a tongue twister, but this place is AMAZING, and worth the $30 US in toll roads around Mexico City to get here. After a morning of catching up with a Bulgarian family we'd made friends with back in Etzatlan & one false start (as no pets allowed - even though there are stray dogs evereywhere) we made it into the site.

    The city was established around 100 BC and lasted for about 8 centuries until its demise. At its zenith it was the largest city in North America & about 6th in the world at that time. There are two massive pyramids, the Temples of the Sun & Moon, although these were named by the Aztecs who discovered the abandoned citadel and they know almost nothing about the people who lived here or their culture.

    We spent a good few hours exploring and climbing the pyramids in the hot afternoon sun, and a great deal of time trying to understand where to pick up our tickets for the evening show, which incredibly and infuriatingly was only available on TicketMaster (which has wasted days of my life in the past trying to get Glastonbury tickets!)

    Eventually we figured it out and returned that evening to be issued with an iPod (remember those? Basically and iPhone without the phone). The 2km long Avenue of the Dead was lit up, and we wandered down to the Temple of the Moon listening to the interactive show. We then settled on the steps opposite the larger Temple of the Sun and were treated to an amazing light show which was projected onto the pyramid as the backdrop. Being high (~2,500m) the temperature dropped quickly but the light show was so incredible we barely noticed.
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  • Day9

    Temple of the Moon

    June 3, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Avenue of the Dead runs northwards to the Temple of the Moon. You can only get up some of the Temple as it's not safe to go all the way to the the top of here. The steps are very steep, and high.

    Just to the side of the Avenue, an original painting of a Puma has been preserved on one of the buildings. They reckon the whole complex would have been painted with this red colour, made from the larvae of red ants. That's a hell of a lot of ants.

    The site has a 32km perimeter, and they haven't explored it all yet. At the height of the empire it would have had a population of about 120-200 thousand.
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  • Day327

    Trip to Teotihuacán

    June 21, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    One of the most popular tourist attractions forty kilometres from Mexico City is the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacán. The original city is believed to have been founded around 100 BCE, with continuous building construction occurring up until 250 CE. By the mid-sixth century, the city had been sacked and buildings burned. A little later in the seventh or eight century, the site was completely abandoned. The Aztecs, centuries later, discovered the abandoned city and repurposed it, or reimagined it if you will, for themselves, claiming ancestry with the Teotihuacán culture.

    The three amigos, Julie, Jason and Ricky, set out on their Aztec adventure from the main bus terminal in the north of Mexico City. After a little over an hour on a bus, we arrived and headed to the onsite museum before scaling the steps of the Pyramid of the Sun, which left us panting like a sex-worker on a busy night. Needless to say some of us were a little bit relieved to find out that the Pyramid of the Moon could only be climbed to the first level. Apart from the main structures along the Avenue of the Dead, there are residential areas with elaborate murals to explore. Unlike Chichén Itzá, the vendors are restricted to a small stretch near one of the exits to the site, with only a handful roaming around. Bypassing the vendors, we ended our tour with another museum visit, before catching the next bus back to Mexico City.

    Next stop: Back to Mexico City.
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  • Day157

    Ruinen Teotihuacan

    September 8, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Maxs Tante Desi und Onkel Toni wohnen in Mexiko und sie kommen nach Mexico City, um mit uns einen Tag zu verbringen.
    Wir besuchen zusammen die imposanten Maya-Ruinen Teotihuacan in der Nähe der Stadt.

  • Day69


    August 28, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Teotihuacan was an ancient very important Mesoamerican city near Mexico City. For mostly unknown reasons big parts of the city were burned down and destroyed around 750. Later Aztecs found the ruins of the city and thought of it as a special and mystical place. They named it Teotihuacan ("where you become a god")
    Teotihuacan ist eine der bedeutensten praehistorischen Ruinenstaedte Amerikas in der Naehe von Mexico City. Um 750 wurden grosse Teile der Stadt aus meist unbekannten Gruenden herunter gebrannt und zerstoert. Spaeter fanden Azteken die Stadt und sahen in ihr etwas mystisches. Sie nannten sie Teotihuacan ("wo man zu einem Gott wird")
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  • Day107

    Teotihuacan Ruins and heading to Puebla

    October 1, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    We got coffee and pastries from a shop down the road, packed up and took an Uber to the Terminal North Bus station. We checked in our big bags and got on a bus to the Teotihuacan Ruins. The ruins were very big and the Sun Temple is the third largest pyramid in the world. We climbed up to the top which got quite steep in some parts. At the Moon Temple we could only walk up half way but the views back along the Valley of Death were quite amazing!
    We caught the bus back to Terminal North and caught a different bus to Puebla. The bus went back past the Teotihuacan ruins. We were on it for ages as it was a local bus. When we arrived in Puebla it was raining and we were at a bus stop a long way from the town center. We didn’t know how to get into town and had a bit of trouble getting a taxi, so we ended up on a local collectivo (bus) which was so full and we were standing. We got off near to where we were staying and walked there. The hostel had problems with check in and giving us the right type of room. After complaining for a while we headed into town for dinner. I had yummy beef tacos and Zoe had a massive salad.
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  • Day4


    November 1, 2017 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Früh am Morgen steigen wir ein Uber, um zu unserem Treffpunkt für die Tour nach Teotihuacán zu gelangen. Selbst Bilder können die beeindruckende Landschaft nicht einfangen. Weder die imposanten Pyramiden noch die weitläufige Anlage. Daher versuche ich es erst gar nicht mit Worten.

    Zurück im Apartment werden wir schon von Leos feierwütigen Freunden empfangen. Man feiert den Dios de los muertos. Es wird viel geschnackt, nur nicht mit uns. Wir genehmigen uns ein paar Drinks und verabschieden uns recht zeitig, da unser Flieger Richtung Palenque ziemlich früh abhebt.Read more

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