Teotihuacan dates back over 2000 years, and once was the largest city in Mesoamerica. No one knows why it collapsed. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
Teotihuacan is one of the best day trips from Mexico City, as it is located about an hour away. Taking a public bus from Terminal Central del Norte is easy and cost effective.
If you prefer not to take public transportation, there are plenty of guided tours visiting Teotihuacan from Mexico City. Some have unique experiences, such as a sunrise hot air balloon flight!
This 2 mile long avenue stretches across the entire complex. You'll see the site's main sites here, as well as some of its smaller temples.
This giant pyramid is one of the largest in the world, and is the highlight of a Teotihuacan day trip from Mexico City.
The second largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Moon stands at the end of the Avenue of the Dead and is 46 meters tall.
Some other highlights on your Teotihuacan day trip from Mexico City include: the Quetzalcoatl Temple and Quetzalpapalotl Palace, Teotihuacan Museum, and lunch at La Gruta.