TEOTIHUACAN, PLACE OF GODS

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The ruins of Teotihuacan archaeological site are among the most remarkable in Mexico. The Aztecs believed that the gods created the universe in this ancient city that once flourished as the epicenter of culture and commerce during Mesoamerica’s Classic period.

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The site was inhabited from around 200 B.C. until its collapse almost one thousand years later.

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

The name of the site, which means “place of the gods,” comes from the Aztecs. By the time of the Aztec civilisation, Teotihuacan had already been abandoned for hundreds of years, but the Aztecs considered it a sacred place full of myths and legends.

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

The principal road running through the center of Teotihuacan, called the Avenue of the Dead, is almost a mile and a half long, and about 130 feet wide. Many buildings surround the Avenue of the Dead. The Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan’s most impressive structure towering more than 200 feet in height, presents a challenging but worthwhile climb. From the top you can appreciate the full extent of the site and the view is breathtaking.

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO Travel Photography

Teotihuacan is one of Mexico’s largest and most impressive archaeological sites. This is a Mexico City day trip that you shouldn’t miss. To find out more: VISIT MEXICO

All images taken with a SAMSUNG GALAXY s7 EDGE

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