Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon dominate the ruins of what was once the sixth largest city in the world.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Aaron G
    Los Angeles, California286 contributions
    No review will do it justice
    There are places that transcend reviews. Teotihuacan is one of those places. Instead of throwing words at it to try to express my awe, I'll simply offer some tips. 1) Shell out the money and do the sunrise hot air balloon. In addition to providing views that are impossible to get any other way, you get to see the sites before they're covered in tourists, and it's a sacred, peaceful experience. 2) Hire a guide. In addition to the main city, ours took us to the surrounding caves and other sites, which NO ONE else was at. Well worth the money. 3) As of February 2023, you can NOT climb the sun pyramid. The steps are closed for refurbishment. Our guide said they should open up again in 8 months or so.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Mark D
    Portishead, United Kingdom1,102 contributions
    The highlight of being in Mexico City
    Came here on a day trip from Mexico City and it was a wonderful experience. The sheer size and scale of the place cannot be really understood unless you actually come here and see it for yourself. I have been to most of the wonders of the world and this is up there with them.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2023
  • active_traveller_UK
    Wakefield, United Kingdom242 contributions
    Go by public transport and visit the town as well
    Not having much time for grand pyramid tours throughout the country, this was our introduction to the arachaeology of Mexico. It was very easy to get to on public transport. You really don't have to go on an organised tour (metro then bus). Very cheap that way, too. We went early, before most of the buses arrived, and were greeted by the balloon flights. A very interesting area - but people have written about that. We would add that, having made our own way there we were then able to take a quick bus trip back (also walkable) to the small town of Teotihuacan, which was very picturesque, with a great market and interesting cafes. Well worth the visit. 2-3 hours at the Archaeological area. More to include the town.
    Visited February 2023
    Written April 9, 2023
  • Maryann L
    Fair Oaks, California1,349 contributions
    Our Second Visit to this Impressive Site
    The most evident change since our last time here is that visitors can no longer climb the pyramids. The area was built about the year 600 and centered around the Avenue of the Dead. The Avenue of the Dead is flanked by temples and palaces. We began our tour at the patio of the Four Temples, then continued to the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun. About half way between is a recessed area with a fresco of a puma. The Pyramid of the Sun is built over an ancient cave site and is the third largest pyramid in the world.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 26, 2023
  • a wandering friend
    St. Petersburg, Florida227 contributions
    Interesting site to visit
    If you are in Mexico City don't pass on this Aztec site. I typically get there right before they open to beat the crowds and heat. Not much shade on site! You can no longer climb the Temple of the Sun but it's still an amazing site! Shopping, bathrooms and concessions are available.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Lori K
    2 contributions
    The Ruins were great
    We all had a great time. The ruins are in great shape and such an interesting site to see. There is a constant cool breeze but you need hats, umbrellas and sunscreen because there is no shade. Full sun. The restaurants around the ruins are good. We used Uber and had good experiences with all Uber rides!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 4, 2023
  • Dan L
    2 contributions
    Pyramids are cool
    If you're in CDMX taking an uber there is pretty easy. Cost is $30-$40 USD. If you get dropped off at the first door, you'll have to walk about half a mile to the actual pyramids. If you get dropped off at the back of the grounds, the pyramids will be very close. Getting an uber back might be tricky, but the worst case is you take a taxi into downtown Teotihuacán and get the uber from there. Getting an uber is probably easier near the front entry of the grounds, vs the back entry closer to the pyramids. Hiring a guide could enhance your experience, but not necessary.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Shirley P
    Houston, Texas1 contribution
    Hire a tour guide for an ultimate experience
    We have visited twice and this time we walked in and hired Christaynn who is an official tour guide. He was phenomenal. Our kids 7 and 10 took down history and pride in their Mexican heritage. Our indigenous people were talented and intelligent and created magnificent structures standing 2000 years later. Amazing!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 4, 2023
  • betterthanwork
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,336 contributions
    Incredible Pyramids
    We arrived early before the crowds built up and enjoyed 2 hours looking around this huge site. There is quite a walk from the entrance to the mind blowing pyramids, but walking gives you a better sense of the scale of the place rather than being driven in the back way. Large open site that gets very hot, so be sure to carry water.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • a wandering friend
    St. Petersburg, Florida227 contributions
    Must See Aztec Site!
    If you are in Mexico City this is a must see Aztec ruin! Definetly go first thing in the morning for the sunrise and to beat the crowds! Make sure to walk the entire Avenue of The Dead. If you use a car service and they wait, ask them to drop you off at Gate 2 and pick you at Gate 1. You'll thank me!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 20, 2023
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Fernando
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Mar 2020 • Friends
We went really early in the morning (although most places we read say it opens at 9, it really opens at 7am). Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks because it will be a long day.
All pyramids are easy to climb, they have handrails and most of the steps are good.
We payed a tour guide (800 pesos for 1.5h) we learned a lot, but we can get a much cheaper tour guide (500-400 pesos). I recommend Ruben if you know a bit of Spanish, his whatsapp is 5577689005. He was really helpful, showed us where to eat and go even though we didn't book a tour with him. He also had really nice information cards to show how the pyramids where in the past. We asked how much he charge and he said it was (500 pesos for a 2h tour, so we learned we overpaid ugh).

If you buy gifts there don't forget to negotiate. Some things can go from 800 pesos to about 150 if you know how to negotiate. And also don't stop and buy from the first guy you see. Walk around. I saw some people selling the same thing for 4x the price.
Written March 7, 2020
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Zahan
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
While taking the public bus is the cheapest transport to Teotihuacan, for a slightly more convenient option try BlueBus. For USD$30 round trip you take an A/C minivan, with an informative showing of a PBS special on recent discoveries at the site. Very comfortable with thoughtful details.

We went as early as possible in the morning to beat the sun and the crowds, and that decision really paid off. Start with the Pyramid of the Sun because it gets the most crowded at the top later, then Pyramid of the Moon, and finally that of Quetzalcoatl. The on-site museum won’t take more than 45 min for even a thorough visit. Just budget time to walk between all these places, because the distances are large (15 min from Moon to Quetzalcoatl). If you’re done by 12:30p, you’ll miss the worst of the heat.
Written February 22, 2020
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Meike_Ka_9
Zurich, Switzerland135 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We took the bus from the northern terminal, gate 8 at 8 o’clock.

Time: Half a day. The area is quite big with the three main pyramids to visit, a museum and some more sites. Bring enough water and maybe some snacks. Climbing the pyramids gets intense with the sun.
Try to come early, it will be less cloudy and you’re done with climbing before it gets too warm!

Weather: it shouldn’t rain but you might appreciate clouds. Don’t forget sun protection including a hat! (I don’t like wearing them myself but it makes sense)

Costs: 80 Pesos entrance fee, we had a local guide for 1000 Pesos for 1.5 hours. Unfortunately he was a bit difficult to understand but we saw other smaller groups with local guides that spoke English a lot better!
Written March 2, 2020
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a wandering friend
St. Petersburg, FL227 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I have been to Teotihuacan a few tines most recently this August. This site is a MUST visit if you are in Mexico City!
The archaeological site was closed so we opted for a sunrise hot air balloon ride which was quite spectacular! I used a local driver/ guide out of Mexico City and I highly recommend him! His English is great and he showed up everyday on time his car was clean and he was very professional always in a dress shirt dress pants and a tie! He definitely knows the local area and where to get the best food! He can prov+52 55 1188 8421ide airport transfers for $15.00 US. There were 3 of us and it was about $100.00 US for the ride to and from Teoituhucan includes his waiting however long.
Aaron Cruz can be contacted via WhatsApp at 52 55 1188 8421.
Facebook at Aaron Cruz Mexico Driver.
Written August 17, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,280 contributions
Mar 2019
This place was amazing. It is not too far from Mexico City. There is a small museum/display and of course the pyramids. I was there on the Vernal Equinox so the crowds were larger than normal and some folks were re-creating some ceremonies which was interesting. The climb to the top is not so bad, quite invigorating. Lots of souvenir sellers. I think I ended up paying 1/10 of what the original price was for some obsidian trinkets and a jaguar call. Don't forget to visit both pyramids. Somehow , numerous people in our group missed one of them?
Written February 16, 2020
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Michael M
2 contributions
Nov 2020
I visited Teotihuacan on Nov 2, 2020 and I just wanted to leave the latest information on what it's like with the current Covid restrictions as I had trouble locating any info before I went. First, the site is open even though currently almost all of the national museums are closed in Mexico City (Antropologia, Templo Mayor etc..) due to Covid concerns. But the hours have been reduced from 10am to 3pm. And you cannot climb the temples, though they have left open one area near the Palace of Quetzapapaloti for panoramic shots. The Palace of Quetzapapaloti is closed so you can't see the paintings, and the walkway in the Temple of Quetzalcoati is also closed so you can only see the serpent heads from a distance. The museum was also closed when I went though the garden area was open.
That being said, even with all those limits, it was very much worthwhile to visit and still was awe inspiring to walk through the grounds and around the complex. This is still a world class destination. And it was relatively small crowds, with the vast majority of tourists being locals, meaning I got a number of quiet moments to myself to reflect well on what I was seeing, which is always nice.
I took the bus from the Mexico City from Autobuses del Norte station for 52 pesos each way without a problem.
Written November 2, 2020
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,260 contributions
Feb 2020
It's definitely worth going on a trip to see the pyramids, especially if it's your first time in Mexico (even thought the pyramids are somewhat smaller than on photographs). The pyramids are relatively close to Mexico City and the entrance fee is rather cheap plus they are some nice stalls with souvenirs there. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there is quite a lot of climbing needed to get to the top!
Written February 19, 2020
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Lori K
Bethesda, MD123 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Expansive site of ruins, in very good condition. As other have stated, it’s great to go with a guide who can explain the area. We went on a Sunday and there was a lot of people, because Mexican citizens get free admission that day. It is so big that we didn’t feel crowded except in a few areas. As others have said, you can get an Uber from the city (for around 700-730 pesos), and the Uber back was harder to secure because we went later in the day (left the city at 10 am). The Uber back was around 300 pesos. You definitely need water and a hat and good walking shoes. There is very little shade and you will be climbing a lot of steep stairs. There are plenty of vendors selling water, hats and souvenirs in and out of the grounds. As others have also said, you can no longer climb the big pyramids of the Sun & Moon, but there is still plenty of climbing and opportunities to view the area from elevated areas.
Written October 19, 2022
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Catherine S
London, UK51 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Since the pandemic the tourism hasn’t come back yet so you can leave at 7-7:30am get an Uber 450 pesos one way for 1-1.5hrs drive to get there. I was walking around the Pyramids at 8:30am with no other tourists. It wasn’t crowded even when other tourists arrived. You cannot climb the pyramids anymore sadly, though I understand the need to preserve them. I had no problems getting an Uber back.

Cheaper method to get to the Pyramids is by bus from Autobuses del Norte station. Inside the station, head to Puerta 8. You will find a window selling tickets to ‘Pyramides’ or ‘Zona Arqueologico’
Written December 23, 2022
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This complex is very impressive and you will learn that at its Zenith the city was over 20 square kilometres and was home to nearly 200,000 people. The ruins that are left span across a couple of kilometres, so you will definitely reach your step goal when you visit. The most impressive structures are the Sun temple and moon temple and they are around 2km from the first entrance that the public bus will drop you of at. It is best to get to these earlier in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in. The feathered serpent temple is closer to the first entrance and good to look at towards the end, as you will need to exit the first entrance if you want the bus back.
Written February 8, 2020
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