Teotihuacan Ruins

Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Teotihuacan Ruins are located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality in the state of Mexico. The site is known for having the most architecturally significant pyramids built in Pre-Columbian Americas. Also of interest are the anthropologically significant residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead and beautifully preserved murals. The name “Teotihuacan” is an Aztec phrase meaning “place where gods were born.”

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Mexico City

Downtown Mexico City

Downtown Mexico City

Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico at the center of Mexico. It is the capital and most important city in Mexico. It serves as the seat of all federal powers. Not only is it the largest city in Mexico but with the definition of Greater Mexico City its population is over 21 million making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere. In the southern borough of Xochimilco are the floating gardens part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other famous landmarks include the Plaza de la Constitucion with the Metropolitan Catherdral, National Palace and the ancient Aztec temple ruins Templo Mayor. With 160 museums, over 100 art galleries, 30 concert halls and many theatres, Mexico City has the world’s greatest concentration of cultural centers.

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