The Pyramids at Teotihuacan make a great day out from Mexico city, they were given UNESCO status in 1987 and are spectacular. They are situated 30miles NE of the city, you can either get there by tour ( I used Amigo Tours which were excellent) or by public bus which go every 30-60minutes from the city. The pyramids are open Tuesday-Sunday 9.00am-5.00pm, I would recommend going early as this place is crowded and also mornings are cooler, there is little shade here from the strong sun. If you go in the afternoon, the positives are that the lighting is perfect for photos of the pyramids- so the choice is yours.
There is an entrance fee of 58 pesos, make sure you get a guide when you get there to explain the history of this interesting archaeological site. Make sure you wear sensible footwear, the pyramids are steep and uneven and tripping is easy. Also bring sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water, the altitude is high here and the sun unforgiving. Be aware of the altitude when climbing the pyramids and take your time using the handrails provided.
The pyramids at Teotihuacan were constructed 200BC and reached their high point between 350-650AD. The Pyramids of the Moon and Sun (the world's third highest pyramid) are connected by The Avenue of The Dead, this site is spectacular and very different from the pyramids in Egypt. If you can climb them then do, the views from the top are breathtaking and it is only from here you realise the sheer size of the area they cover.
Most tour companies will give you approximately three hours here- make sure you leave time to visit the museum on site, it isn't big but houses an excellent selection of statues and relics- all very impressive.
This UNESCO site is a definite must whilst visiting the city of Mexico, take time out to come here and see this impressive archaeological site.
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