Being so close to Mexico City, Teotihuacán is a must-see for many visitors to Central Mexico. The large site and enormous pyramids provide a nice introduction to Mexico’s past. If you’re coming from Puebla, Teotihuacán is less than 2 hours away by car, or you can take a bus with Estrella Roja directly from the main bus station (the CAPU).

Make sure to bring lots of sunscreen, water, and snacks, since there’s no shade and it’ll take you a few hours to see the whole site!

A view of the site from the Pyramid of the Moon.

A view of the site from the Pyramid of the Moon.

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Endless visitors.

I think the upper class supposedly lived here.

I think the upper class supposedly lived here.

Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun.

Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun.

All the people on top of the Pyramid of the Sun.

All the people on top of the Pyramid of the Sun.

This reconstructed pyramid has the most detail.

The Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent has the most detail: You can see the heads of the gods Quetzalcoatl, or the Feathered Serpent, and Tlaloc, aka the god of rain (as the guide said, he’s the god that looks like Sponge Bob here). You can also make out some of Quetzalcoatl’s feathered body.

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That’s Quetzalcoatl’s head poking out of the pyramid.