Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

We begin the fascinating journey to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, with the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s one of the largest structures of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, stood as a monumental highlight. The Pyramid of the Sun, constructed around 200 CE, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the Teotihuacanos. Its original purpose remains shrouded in mystery, though theories suggest it was used for religious or ceremonial purposes.

I like that this picture has the sun in it. We can’t climb up the Pyramid of the Sun.

It wasn’t the Teotihuacanos but the Aztecs, centuries later, who named it the “Pyramid of the Sun.” This is from the other side of the pyramid.

They believed the gods created the universe at this location. This pyramid, with its massive base covering over 215,000 square feet, stands about 75 meters tall. Climbing its 248 steps offers a panoramic view of the surrounding ruins.

Next we go to Pyramid of the Moon.