Attractions

Ruins in Teotihuacán

La Ciudadela

This expansive, square complex is believed to have been the residence of the city’s supreme ruler. Four wide walls topped by 15 pyramids enclose a huge open space, with a major pyramid, the Templo de Quetzalcóatl, b…
Archaeological Site in Teotihuacán

Pirámide del Sol

The world’s third-largest pyramid, surpassed in size only by Egypt’s Cheops and the pyramid of Cholula, overshadows the east side of the Calzada de los Muertos. When Teotihuacán was at its height, the pyramid’s plas…
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…
Museum in Teotihuacán

Museo del Sitio

Lying just south of the Pirámide del Sol,Teotihuacán's site museum makes a refreshing stop midway through a visit to the historic complex. The museum has excellent displays of artifacts, fresco panels and a confront…
Ruins in Teotihuacán

Ruins

Crowds at the ruins are thickest from 10am to 2pm, and it's busiest on Sunday, holidays and around the vernal equinox. Due to the heat and altitude, it’s best to take it easy while exploring the expansive ruins. Bri…
Ruins in Teotihuacán

Calzada de los Muertos

Centuries ago, the Calzada de los Muertos must have seemed absolutely incomparable to its inhabitants, who were able to see its buildings at their best. Gate 1 brings you to the avenue in front of La Ciudadela. For …
Museum in Teotihuacán

Museo de la Pintura Mural Teotihuacana

This impressive museum showcases murals from Teotihuacán, as well as reconstructions of murals you’ll see at the ruins. Admission is included in the site ticket.
Palace in Teotihuacán

Palacio de Quetzalpapálotl

Off the Plaza de la Luna’s southwest corner is the Palace of the Quetzal Butterfly, thought to be the home of a high priest. The remains of bears, armadillos and other exotic animals were discovered here, showing th…
Palace in Teotihuacán

Palacio de Tetitla & Palacio de Atetelco

A group of palaces lies west of Teotihuacán's main area, several hundred meters northwest of gate 1. Many of the murals, discovered in the 1940s, are well preserved or restored and perfectly intelligible. Inside the…
Palace in Teotihuacán

Palacio de Tepantitla

This priest’s residence, 500m northeast of the Pirámide del Sol, contains Teotihuacán’s most famous fresco, the worn Paradise of Tláloc. The rain god Tláloc is shown attended by priests, with people, animals and fis…