Pirámides de Teotihuacan


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by JesusW on May 8, 2006

The residence of Gods, that is the name the Aztecs gave to this area, as they found the remains of a culture that spawned this zone a thousand years before. Lot of people make the mistake to think that Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan belong to the same people; in fact the Teotihuacans were contemporary of the Mayans and ruled around year 900 B.C., while the top of the Aztec Empire is dated to 1300 B.C.

A walk amid the ruins of Teotihuacan is invigorating as you have to reflet on how it was all this constructed (and much more that is lost in the history of time) without metal tools, with no wheel and pulleys, and with no cargo animals involved. That is the amazing part of the pyramids.

What you see is just the remains of incredible buildings rich in color and decorations. When thinking of pyramids you should envision a tall building decorated in red, blue, and ochre, and with lots of geometric shapes, not just a pile of stones forming a mound.
Pirámides de Teotihuacan
Carretera México Teotihuacan Km. 46 (zona Arqueológica De Teotihuacan)
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, 03010
+52 5 9560052

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