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Teotihuacán Pyramids & Basílica de Guadalupe
Being the region's most visited destination, Teotihuacán (teh-oh-tee-wah-kahn) will keep impressing its visitors with its awe inspiring pyramids, set amid what was once Mesoamerica’s greatest city. The sprawling site compares to the ancient ruins of the Yucatán and Chiapas for significance and anyone lucky enough to visit here will be amzed by the astonishing technological feat of the Teotihuacán civilization.
Located 50km northeast of Mexico City, in a mountain-ringed offshoot of the Valle de México, Teotihuacán is known for its two impressive pyramids, the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) and the Pirámide de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), which dominate the remains of the metropolis.
Though ancient Teotihuacán covered more than 20 sq km, most of what can be seen today lies along nearly 2km of the Calzada de los Muertos.
A cult developed around the site of the Basílica de Guadalupe after a Christian convert named Juan Diego claimed in December 1531 that the Virgin Mary appeared before him on the Cerro del Tepeyac (Tepeyac Hill). After numerous sightings, so the story goes, the lady’s image was miraculously emblazoned on Diego's cloak, causing a bishop to believe the story and build a shrine in her honor. To this day the basílica remains a place of pilgrimage and worship.
Over the centuries Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe came to receive credit for all manner of miracles, hugely aiding the acceptance of Catholicism by Mexicans, helped greatly by presenting her with Mexican facial features. Despite the protests of some clergy, who saw the cult as a form of idolatry (with the Virgin as a Christianized version of the Aztec goddess Tonantzin), in 1737 the Virgin was officially declared the patron of Mexico. Two centuries later she was named celestial patron of Latin America and empress of the Americas, and in 2002 Juan Diego was canonized by Pope John Paul II.
Today the Virgin’s shrines around the Cerro del Tepeyac (formerly an Aztec shrine site) are the most revered in Mexico, attracting thousands of pilgrims daily and hundreds of thousands on the days leading up to her feast day, December 12. Some pilgrims travel the last meters to the shrine on their knees.
Your English speaking certified guide will await you at the Plaza de la 3 culturas in Tlatelocopick, from where you will head to the famous Basílica de Guadalupe. Walk around this revered site of worship and learn about the miracles that are claimed to have taken place in the past.
After an hour drive you will arrive at Teotihuacán early enough to avoid the midday crowds. Touring the various archeological sites, your archeological guide will introduce you to the "City of the Gods" as you learn about the majestic plazas, murals and Aztec history, all the while taking stunning photos from the top of the Sun and Moon pyramids. We will also explore the Quetzalpapalotl Palace, the Temple of the Feathered Conches and the temple of the feathered serpent
After our exploration of the Teotihuacán archeological site, we will reward ourselves with a well deserved break at a nice restaurant, where we sit in a garden surrounded by trees or in the interior of a cave. Enjoy traditional Mexican food and drinks, including Tequila and Mezcal.
- Price - $49 per person
- Private Group tour, minimum 2 Guests
- Duration - 7 hours
- Start times - Everyday from 8:00am
- Teotihuacán Experience
- Restaurant break with Tequila & Mezcal tasting
- Return to your accommodation
- Private Transportation
- English/Spanish speaking certified archeological guide
- Admission tickets
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
WHAT TO BRING
- Comfortable and adequate clothing
- Cash for meals, drinks, snacks, tips and souvenirs
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