Attractions

Top Choice Museum in North of Mexico City

Teotihuacán

This fabulous archaeological zone lies in a mountain-ringed offshoot of the Valle de México. Site of the huge Pirámides del Sol y de la Luna (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon), Teotihuacán was Mexico's biggest ancient c…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Tula

Zona Arqueológica

Two kilometers north of Tula's center, ruins of the main ancient ceremonial site are perched on a hilltop. The highlight is standing atop a pyramid, virtually face-to-face with Toltec warrior statues, with views ove…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Teotihuacán

Pirámide del Sol

The world’s third-largest pyramid – surpassed in size only by Egypt’s Cheops (which is also a tomb, unlike the temples here) and the pyramid of Cholula – overshadows the east side of the Calzada de los Muertos. When…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Teotihuacán

Pirámide de la Luna

The Pyramid of the Moon, at the north end of the Calzada de los Muertos, is smaller than the Pirámide del Sol, but more gracefully proportioned. Completed around AD 300, its summit is nearly the same height as Pirám…
Top Choice Ruins in Teotihuacán

Templo de Quetzalcóatl

Teotihuacán's third largest pyramid is the most ornate. The four surviving steps of the facade (there were originally seven) are adorned with striking carvings. In the tablero (right-angled) panels, the feathered se…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Pachuca

Cuartel del Arte

This gorgeous, sprawling cultural center is an oasis of calm at Pachuca’s bustling heart. Formerly the Convento de San Francisco, the complex includes three excellent museums, an art gallery, a theater, a library an…
Museum in Tepotzotlán

Museo Nacional del Virreinato

There’s a very simple reason to visit this wonderful, expansive museum comprising the restored Jesuit Iglesia de San Francisco Javier and an adjacent monastery. Much of the folk art and fine art on display – silver …
Ruins in Teotihuacán

La Ciudadela

This expansive, square complex is believed to have been the residence of the city’s supreme ruler, and its rooms may have been the city’s administrative center. Four wide walls topped by 15 pyramids enclose a huge o…
Viewpoint in Mineral del Chico

Peña del Cuervo Mirador

There are lovely wide-angled views of the green mountains in El Chico National Park from the Peña del Cuervo lookout, located on a peak at 2770m. People have visited this natural viewing point since the 1920s. The l…
Public Art in Pachuca

Macromural de Palmitas

This jigsaw puzzle of rainbow-painted houses on a hillside makes up Mexico’s largest mural. The artwork took 14 months to paint, employing ex-gang members and at first bringing a community spirit to a once-sketchy n…