Teotihuacan, one of the 35 Mexico UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is also one of the most important ruins in Mexico. Located about an hour from Centro Historico (Historic Downtown), it also makes for one of the best day trips from Mexico City.
The origins of this mysterious site are unknown, though some scholars say the ancient Toltecs built it before the Aztecs inhabited it. Nowadays, millions visit each year to climb the three Teotihuacán pyramids: Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, and Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl.
Though most only know about the Teotihuacan archeological site, it is located in the San Juan Teotihuacan pueblo magico. When visiting the pyramids, reserve some time on your Mexico City itinerary to enjoy the town as well — especially the famous La Gruta cave restaurant.
If you’re short on time, book a Teotihuacan hot air balloon tour and you can see both the pyramids and also the town from above. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is the best way to see Teotihuacan and experience how massive this historic site is.