Visiting the Pyramids of



Visiting the pyramids of Teotihuacan a must on any Mexico City itinerary. Walking through the ancient city is fascinating. Here is how to plan the perfect day trip to Teotihuacan from Mexico City!

About Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan dates back over 2000 years, and once was the largest city in Mesoamerica. No one knows why it collapsed. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

Getting to Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is one of the best day trips from Mexico City, as it is located about an hour away. Taking a public bus from Terminal Central del Norte is easy and cost effective.

Guided Tours

If you prefer not to take public transportation, there are plenty of guided tours visiting Teotihuacan from Mexico City. Some have unique experiences, such as a sunrise hot air balloon flight!


Avenue of the Dead

This 2 mile long avenue stretches across the entire complex. You'll see the site's main sites here, as well as some of its smaller temples.

Pyramid of the Sun

This giant pyramid is one of the largest in the world, and is the highlight of a Teotihuacan day trip from Mexico City.

Pyramid of the Moon

The second largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Moon stands at the end of the Avenue of the Dead and is 46 meters tall.

Other Things to See

Some other highlights on your Teotihuacan day trip from Mexico City include: the Quetzalcoatl Temple and Quetzalpapalotl Palace, Teotihuacan Museum, and lunch at La Gruta.