Pyramid of the Sun, San Juan Teotihuacan

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Admire Pyramid of the Sun, the largest structure within the World Heritage-listed Teotihuacan. Standing at 65 m (216 ft) tall and 230 m (760 ft) wide, the imposing pyramid dominates the ruins of the ancient Aztec city. Built in the 2nd century CE, this is one of the biggest pyramids in the world. Bring suitable footwear and plenty of water to brave the multitude of steps leading to the top of the structure, where you'll be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the ancient city. Put Pyramid of the Sun on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planning site .
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  • A must see for all visits to Mexico city. Extremely cheap and not commercialised in any way....a refreshing change! Beware of extreme temperatures though.... oh and steep stairs! Overall a superb hist...  more »
  • The biggest and most impressive of the many pyramids at Teotihuacan. There are large crowds climbing up this large pyramid but the views are spectacular .  more »
  • Two very beautiful and imposing pyramids. The Sun and the moon. Can be mounted until at the top of the Sun. Very nice view. The archaeological area contains many other remains. The entry is has 70 peso and 45 peso for the car. It's worth the trip.
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  • Amazing place. Climb to the top is easy compared to climbing down...very steep and stairs required full body climbing. Worth a visit for sure :)
  • A place full of energy. The whole structure is pretty impressive for the time it was built. You must go up on the pyramid and feel the energy of the earth there.. and of course a great view of the whole campus.
  • Great day trip after seeing pyramids stop as t local artist shop for some great stuff on plants.
  • Astounding to see in person. An absolute must visit if you're in the area. Bring water and wear good climbing shoes!
  • Only pyramid you can walk up to! Great view and awesome bike ride around it!

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Where to stay in San Juan Teotihuacan

With many visitors opting to visit the nearby historical site of Teotihuacan on a day-trip from Mexico City, San Juan Teotihuacan itself doesn't offer too much in the way of accommodations. Your best bet is to look for a mid-range hotel, homestay, or "posada" around the city center, with Calle Canteroco offering a few options. You can also find some alternatives just south of the historic site itself, in San Sebastian Xolalpa.
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