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Cloaked in an aura of mystery, Teotihuacan, with its majestic pyramidal structures, ritualistic monuments, evocative pictographs and sacred altars is a stellar structure rising out of a long-gone Mayan past. This pre-urban center stands beautifully intact in its pre-Columbian glory, a lost city built somewhere around 100 BCE. At its peak, Teotihuacan was deemed to be the largest city to exist in the Western Hemisphere, spanning an area of nearly 21 square kilometers (8 square miles), not far away from Mexico City. While no one knows who built the city, one theory dictates that an exodus that followed a volcanic eruption lead several Mayans to the Teotihuacan Valley, who built the present-day Teotihuacan. The Avenue of the Dead, the ancient city's main thoroughfare, holds some of its largest structures, from sacrificial tables like the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, among others. Discovered by the Aztecs, Teotihuacan was worshiped as 'The City of Gods'.

Location:  Ecatepec-Piramides Highway

Business hours:  Mo-Su 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.