Previously, I’ve written about How to Get to How to Get to Teotihuacan From Mexico City. After paying the Teotihuacan admission fee, which is good for the entire day, you will be walking on a straight dirt road for about five minutes. During this entire time, you will be heckled by vendors trying to sell their wares. Ignore them as you will multiple chances to purchase souvenirs.
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Once you enter the grounds of Teotihuacan, you will be greeted with many vendor stalls hawking their wares. Avoid purchasing anything at this point because you will get a chance to buy souvenirs at a cheaper price at the exit location.
There will also be many vendors throughout Teotihuacan trying to sell you ancient Aztec items and souvenirs. Avoid these as they are mostly fake and expensive. Again, if you need to buy something, I would suggest shopping in the area before exiting Teotihuacan.
First, I went to the Temple of Quetzalcoatl which is the temple located closest to the entrance.
From the top of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, you can see the Temple of the Sun (also known as the Pyramid of the Sun or Piramides del Sol in Spanish) from a far distance.
Be prepared to spend a few hours in Teotihuacan because it’s huge and the only way to get around is by walking. Again, there will be multiple roaming vendors along the way.
The second pyramid I visited was the Temple of the Sun which is predominately the main attraction in Teotihuacan.
Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun takes a lot of work and energy. Be prepared to take multiple breaks and bring a bottle of water for the steep climb.
This is a view of the Temple of the Moon from the Temple of the Sun.
This is the view of Teotihuacan from atop the Temple of the Sun.
I was a little short on time, so I didn’t get to visit the Temple of the Moon or the onsite museum. You can literally spend the whole day in Teotihuacan. I highly recommend visiting Teotihuacan if you’re in Mexico City.