Teotihuacan, which means City of the Gods, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico. It was one of the largest cities in the pre-Columbian America and center of the Aztec civilization, having its greatest apogee in the III-VII centuries.
Located in the highest part of the forest of Chapultepec in Mexico City inside the Castillo de Chapultepec. It originally was designed as a resting place by order of Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez and was the imperial residence of Maximilian and Carlota until passing into the hands of the Mexican Government.
It is the most important Catholic Sanctuary in Mexico City and the second most visited in the world, only surpassed by St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary in her dedication to Guadalupe.
The Templo Mayor (Main Temple) was the absolute center of the Mexican culture in the times of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. Today there are only remains of what was a structure that came to measure more than 45 meters high. It is a small sample of what was one of the most prosperous cities of America and the center of the Aztec civilization.
One of the most important museums in Mexico and the Americas, its exhibits reflect the archaeological legacy of the peoples of Mesoamerica, as well as the ethnic diversity within Mexico. One of the most important pieces exhibited here is the Piedra del Sol (knows as the Aztec calendar), which is considered the heart of the museum.