Mexico City Must Sees

One can't leave Mexico without seeing the mystifying Teotihuacán, a monumental city of pyramids whose builder and over 100,000 residents remain a mystery. The Teotihuacán's pyramids appear to be laid-out in accordance to celestial movements, and served as place of worship.

Only 33-miles northeast of Mexico City, the Teotihuacán will transport you back in time to the age of the following Mayan Pyramids.

The Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Mexico – is located inside a massive courtyard. Embedded in the thick stone walls of the temple are large carved serpents,' which weigh approximately 4-tons a piece.

Feathered Serpent Pyramid, Mexico – where archaeologists have uncovered a perplexing collection of human remains.

Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico – is the third-largest pyramid in the world - at 730 feet – and the largest restored pyramid in the Western Hemisphere. You must climb 248-steps to get to the pyramids top, but the view is worth a pair of achy calves.

Pyramid of the Moon, Mexico – from the top of the Pyramid of the Moon you can spy the entire length of Avenue of the Dead directly below.

Palace of Quetzalpapalotl, Mexico - lay in ruins until the 1960's but has since been restored. Images of Quetzal-Mariposa (a mythical, exotic bird-butterfly) appear on walls or in carved pillars.

Palace of the Jaguars, Mexico – displays murals of fantastical jaguars.

Try other regional Must See pages and don't forget to check out the Top 5 Things to See in Mexico section: Acapulco, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Guadalajara, Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta.

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