Only 40 km from Mexico City, are the impressive ruins of Teotihuacan. The sprawling city-state complex was once home to over 125,000 people at its peak around the first century AD. Pre-dating the Aztecs and the Maya civilizations, this city was once the most important city of the Pre-Columbian period, and at its peak (around 1 AD), would have been the 6th largest city in the world.
The ruins of Teotihuacan are still a little mysterious in origin. Not much is known about the original inhabitants of the city. The Aztecs would later re-purpose the complex for their own ceremonies and claim that they were the descendants of the original builders of this city. Home to two massive Pyramids which honour the sun and the moon, these architectural monuments have stood for over 2000 years. The named Teotihuacan loosely translates to the Birthplace of the Gods.
One of the highlights of visiting Teotihuacan is that you can still climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun (and halfway up the Pyramid of the Moon) which allows for some amazing views of the city complex and the surrounding landscape. From Mexico City, it is only an hour bus out of the center of town, and definitely worth the visit.
This is the first video we have made from our travels around the world, and we are excited to share it with everyone. This will be the first of many videos about our adventures, hopefully leading to more exciting travels around the world.
Without further delay, Travel Around the Galaxy presents “Climbing the Pyramids of Teotihuacan”. We hope you enjoy!
Climbing the Pyramids of Teotihuacan:
Just outside of Mexico City are the amazing ruins of Teotihuacan, which features two amazing pre-Aztec Pyramids. This was our first of the many ruins we would visit on our 2-month trip to the Americas (Mexico and South America). The highlight for us was climbing to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, which is one of the few ruins in the Americas that you can still climb.