You will get a great experience in a very interesting and millenary city in the north side of this ancient site. An awesome place only 50 minutes away from Mexico City. Teotihuacan it’s the most visited archaeological site of South America and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.
The area is an enormous archaeological city in the Basin of Mexico just 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramidal structures, Teotihuacan is also known for its large residential complexes such as the Avenue of the Dead and numerous colorful- well-preserved murals. Additionally, Teotihuacan produced a thin orange pottery style that is spread throughout Mesoamerica as well the magnificent mortuary mask made in obsidian.
The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC and continued to be built until about 250 AD. The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries AD. At its zenith, perhaps in the first half of the 1st millennium AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in the pre-Columbian Americas. At this time it may have had more than 200,000 inhabitants, placing it among the largest cities of the world in this period. Teotihuacan was even home to multi-floor apartment compounds built to accommodate this large population. The civilization and cultural complex associated with the site is also referred to as Teotihuacan or Teotihuacano.
Shrine of Guadalupe
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is recognized as a symbol of all Catholic world. "The Aztecs…had an elaborate, coherent symbolic system for making sense of their lives. When this was destroyed by the Spaniards, something new was needed to fill the void and make sense of New Spain…the image of Guadalupe served that purpose.
According to Roman Catholic tradition, on December 9, 1531, Juan Diego (a recently converted Aztec indigenous peasant) had a vision of a young woman while he was on a hill in the Tepeyac desert near Mexico City. The lady asked him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the local Bishop Juan de Zumarraga who asked for proof in exchange.
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. Under this title, she is officially proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church as the Patroness of Americas, Empress of Latin America and Protectress of the Unborn Children.
(6 hours tour)