Mexico: The terraced Pyramids of the Sun and Moon

55800 San Juan Teotihuacán, State of Mexico, Messico

Simona Bertolaso

San Juan Teotihuacán

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Type
Siti Storici
Hosted in
Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

The terraced Pyramids of the Sun and Moon dominate the ancient plaza of this sacred city built between the first and seventh centuries. At 250 yards on a side and 200 feet tall, the Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world. But the Temple of Quetzalcoatl is more decorated—dedicated to the plumed serpent god that figures prominently in its sculptures and reliefs.

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