Attraction

Temples and ruins

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Mexico City is home to many temples and ruins, offering a fascinating insight into the country's past, heritage and ancestors.

Teotihuacan

Also called the City of the Gods, the ruins at Teotihuacan are one of the most powerful cultural centres in central America. The archaeological site is home to some of the largest ancient pyramids of the world, where you can see the citadel, Quetzalcoatl Temple, Road of the Death, Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, as well as Quetzalpapalotl Palace, and Jaguar Temple. Climb the 243 steps of of the Pyramid of the Sun, wander the botanical gardens or take to the skies in a hot air balloon for a birds eye view of the temple site.

Templo Mayer

This Aztec temple was built in the 14th century, destroyed by the Spanish in 1521, and forgotten for 450 years, until electricity workers unearthed the ruins beneath the streets. Dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, god of war, and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, this was once the main temple in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. Today, the fascinating museum displays artefacts found in the temple ruins.