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Area (sq km): 1,972,690
Population: 106,202,903
Nationality: Mexican
Local Name: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Time Zone: -6 to -8 GMT
Currency: 1 peso =
100 centavos
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Mexico City
Dialling Code: +52
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .mx
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Tropical,
Mountain,
Desert
Government: Federal Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Acapulco(ACA),
Cancun(CUN),
Cozumel(CZM),
Los Cabos(SJD),
Mexico City(MEX),
Oaxaca(OAX),
PuertoVallarta(PVR)

Teotihuacan (City of the Gods) from Mexican vacation rentals

A marvellous experience awaits those on Mexican vacation rentals holidays who have never visited Teotihuacan, la Ciudad de los Dioses (the City of the Gods) with its monumental pyramids and its 2.5 km long Calzada de los Muertos (Avenue of the Dead).

Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan

City of the Gods

One of Teotihuacan’s most outstanding features, among many others, is the talud-tablero architectural style of its pyramidal buildings, located on both sides of the Avenue. Teotihuacan is situated in the State of Mexico, about 40 km northeast of exciting Mexico City and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Book Mexico vacation rentals with VillasPeople.com to visit this awe-inspiring sight.

If the visit coincides with the spring equinox, all the better, as this is the time when thousands of believers come to soak in the “pyramid power”, a truly mystic experience indeed.

Mysterious origins of Teotihuacan

Much has been said about Teotihuacan’s mysterious origins and even after so many excavations scholars are still working on it. Some historians believe that Teotihuacan was founded by the Toltec or perhaps by the Totonacs, however, as yet there is no proof found.

Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the world in the pre-Columbian period and also the most important religious and cultural centre in Mesoamerica. It reached its cultural and economic peak between the years 150 and 450, with a population of 125,000 people approximately.

Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon

The Teotihuacanos were a deeply religious people, and it is believed that they practiced human sacrifices to please their gods. Alongside the Avenue of the Dead, the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, one of the tallest in the world, and the Pyramid of the Moon can be admired and climbed by those energetic enough.

It is also recommended to visit the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, or Quetzalcoatl, and the Citadel. Teotihuacan (the City of the Gods) is one of the most visited and admired archaeological sites in Latin America. Book Mexico vacation rentals today with VillasPeople.com to explore the wondrous and mystical Teotihuacan.

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