A Walk through the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán

Paseo por la zona arqueológica de Teotihuacán

During the International Oratorian Meeting 2018, much like in the same manner of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, we will dedicate a day to enjoy a true example of the pre-Hispanic past.

Called City of the Gods, Teotihuacán, contains the remnants of one of the most important civilizations of Mesoamerica.

Regardless of where you start your tour, the beautiful buildings, the mystery of the walls of the Pyramid of the Sun, the Temple of Quetzalpapalotl, and the Causeway of the Dead with the structures that surround them, will amaze you.

Start your walk at the majestic Pyramid of the Sun, the highest point in the complex. Its structure was built in five construction phases. Climb its 243 steps to the top.  Its location is in perfect harmony with the Earth’s axis where the sun hides every afternoon.

To the north of the Pyramid of the Sun, following the Causeway of the Dead, the Pyramid of the Moon, awaits to astonish you.


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Its structure rises 42 meters from the ground.  Its forefront has a construction of four sections with walls that slope and protrude from the rest of the mound. In addition, the significance of this pyramid includes the human remains and burials that lie within, and the offerings of jewelry, jade, obsidian, shell and ceramics as well.

Although the Pyramid of the Sun stands out for its size, the Pyramid of the Moon stands out for the number of striking constructions that surround it.  Moreover you can visit the Palace of Jaguars, one of the few buildings that was not a temple and was rebuilt by archaeologists. Closely by the Palace of the Jaguars, you will find one of the most beautiful and best preserved temples in the archaeological zone, the Palace of Quetzalpápalotl, the “divine butterfly,” whose image is carved in the rectangular columns of the patio and is displayed as a butterfly in the body of a quetzal.