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A day-trip to Teotihuacán

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Teotihuacán is undoubtedly one of the most important pre-Hispanic sites in Mexico.

Located about 50 kilometres north of Mexico City, Teotihuacán is, if you are passionate about history and anthropology, an ideal destination to spend the day.

This Aztec city would have numbered more than 200,000 inhabitants at its peak around the year 450, making it one of the largest cities in the world at the time. The name, which means ‘inhabited place of the gods', was given by the Aztecs for whom this city was a sacred place, even though they had already abandoned it for several centuries when their civilisation began to develop.

The main road through the centre of Teotihuacan is called the ‘Path of the Dead' (Calzada de los Muertos). It is almost 2 1/2 km long and about 40 metres wide. Along it, you can admire many impressive monuments, such as the Pyramid of the Sun, which rises to more than 60 metres in height. Though the climb to the top is difficult, it has an incomparable panorama. Also visit the Pyramid of the Moon, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl.

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