Teotihuacán de Arista

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day263


    February 3, 2017 in Mexico

    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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  • Day69


    August 28, 2015 in Mexico

    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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  • Day4


    November 1, 2017 in Mexico

    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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