Teotihuacan

Map of Archaeological site of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan /tˌtwəˈkɑːn/, also written Teotihuacán (Spanish teotiwa'kan), was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in the Basin of Mexico, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, which is today known as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved.

The archaeological site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometres (32 square miles) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.




 



 

 

 

   

1. Temple of the Feathered Serpent

2. Teotihuacan Site Museum

3. Palace of Quetzalpapalotl

4. Avenue of the Dead

5. El Museo de los Murales Teotihuacanos Beatriz de la Fuente

6. Housing complex Tetitla and Atetelco

7. Tepantitla compound (with Great Goddess of Teotihuacan)

 

Last update: 13.12.2015