Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan
Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan
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This museum displays a large collection of artifacts found at Teotihuacán, one of Mexico's most important archaeological sites.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Voyage54947119233
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Due to site preservation, they no longer allow visitors to climb the pyramids. The only exception is the Quetzalcoatl temple, you can still view it by climbing the pyramid directly in front of it. If you visit, make sure to bring sun protection, no matter what season!
Written 6 July 2023
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gwyneth v
Cooroy, Australia84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I loved the fact that they were so old. I enjoyed that one could wander in amongst the ancient buildings and get very close to examine the incredible workmanship.
Unfortunately there was no assisted travel, of any form, and it is all very exposed.
It was terribly hot and there is No shade. Be prepared with hats water, good walking shoes etc.
I am 80 and solo traveller. I do not do tours that last 6-9 hrs. It was disappointing that I could not get anywhere near the Moon Pyramid. Just too exhausted.
I googled and left from Chabacana railway interchange, which in itself is a huge challenge. Followed directions and it all went very well, but took time. A good few hours. So leave your hotel early, very early. NB taxi from bus to entrance is 50 pesos not 50 per person.
If you walk with a stick, you do not pay on most public transport, it’s not very expensive but it alleviates the problem of paying and sitting down while bus is continuing on its hazardous journey. Your reply supposed to pay on the little rickety bus. Not sure what it is called.
Written 24 August 2021
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Nancy L
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Our tour guide was amazing her name is Lulu from Amigos Tours. A lot of people tried to talk me out from going due to Covid 19 but glad that I didn't listen. Lulu is very knowledgeable in regards to the history of the pyramids and the history of Mexico City. I felt really safe September 10 was the first day they open since being closed for 6 months. I felt a sense of peace the only downsize was that they were not allowing people to climb the pyramids at least the Sun and the Moon but you were allowed to climb the smaller ones near by. There is a Tequila and Pulque tasting near by . Lulu took us to a near by restaurant to eat pre-historic dishes they were so delicious. We ate grasshoppers, red worms, larvey tacos with delicious avocados that the natives ate before the Spaniards conquer them. If you ever go to Mexico City this is a must see place and if you can try to get LULU as your tour guide very knowledgeable and she speaks English. Hope to return with my kids soon.
Written 12 September 2020
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WhiteMouseBurrow
Moscow, Russia2,332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Of course, here you will want to climb every pyramid, but especially the pyramid of the sun. From its top you can explore all the surroundings ... although numerous tourists will interfere.
Written 13 March 2020
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Nothing exciting but the museum gives you a good orientation to the site and a good guide with help with the orienting. Some interesting pieces too.
Written 16 February 2020
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
After walking around in the sun for a couple of hours, it the Museo provided great respite with its air conditioning. There is plenty to look at and the displays outline the rise and fall of the city, and have plenty of interesting artefacts and skeletons as well. The explanations are in English as well as Spanish, so this is helpful. We spent around 45min here and the fee is included with your tickets to the ruins.
Written 8 February 2020
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Pam Cagle
San Lorenzo, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Amazing ruins! It's a little bit of a drive out from Mexico City but well worth the time. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds. Later in the day it gets crazy!!! Bring good walking shoes! And be ready to climb! The views are amazing from the top!! Definitely compares to Egyptian pyramids except going inside of them, you climb the outside!
Written 9 January 2020
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Tabitha S
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Full disclosure, this is not a review of the museum building. That was closed when we visited the Pyramids on Dec 30th. This is however a review and information guide on the entire site.

TRAVELING BY PUBLIC BUS:
While cheap, this option is a bit chaotic and can be confusing. If you arrive at the bus terminal around 10am, like we did, expect to wait in a line that stretches on for 20-30 mins to get your ticket (which should be paid in cash). After that, you’ll wait an additional 20-30 mins in another line outside for the bus itself. The buses are poorly marked, so you’ll be looking for one with a logo on it that indicates the Pyramids. The sign says the area you’re traveling to but does not literally say Teotihuacan Pyramids. The bus ride itself is fine. It felt pretty safe and there were some interesting sights along the way. Takes about an hour without traffic. It is not necessarily a nice bus so be prepared to be a little warm and uncomfortable during the trip. Also, for some strange reason, our bus went through the town in Teotihuacan, which added an additional 20 mins to the journey and was frankly very annoying given the length of the journey itself.

To get back, you essentially just return to the place the bus dropped you off at near the pyramid entrance and wait along the road in a haphazard line. I think most of the buses at that pick up go straight back to Terminal Norte in CDMX. Again, nothing is well signed so... you just kinda figure it out.

FOOD and PROVISIONS:
We were told in advance that the food options at the site are limited, to non-existant and this is true. Right before the ticket entrance, there is maybe one or two vendors selling some basic food provisions (mainly bottles of water and sodas, I think) and further down in the town, there are restaurants and stands. That said, it all seemed very touristy and given the travel time, we were not inclined to add more time to the trip. As such we ate some food we brought along during the bus ride. This honestly would have been absolutely great HOWEVER if you need to use the bathroom in the public bus terminal or again at the ruins, you should know that toilet paper may not exist (so bring your own tissues) and also it’s highly likely there will be no hand soap (so BRING ANTIBACTERIAL GEL). My husband and I managed not to get sick our entire trip, but this one trek put us in a position where we got very dirty at the site, and had to touch a lot of germ-y things. Without any sort of soap (and yeah, there was zero toilet paper and no hand napkins in the bathrooms at the ruins) it became a gross situation. We got sick at home right after the trip and I am certain it was from our Teotihuacan day. Fair warning!!

ALSO BRING SUNSCREEN. There are tons of vendors at the ruins - all selling the same kinds of trinkets - but for some insane reason no one sells useful stuff like sunscreen or even water. Definitely bring your own and do not expect to find any sort of shop selling items like this at the ruins.

If you want to look out for furry friends, know that there are a least half a dozen stray dogs wandering the park. No one pays attention to them, not even the vendors, which is kind of heartbreaking, so if you have water to spare I’m sure the doggies would drink it! They all seem hungry and thirsty but they mainly just sleep in shady spots. I found this aspect a little disturbing honestly. It was hard to focus on the trip seeing neglected animals around. :(

EXPECT VERY LITTLE INFORMATION
Our biggest complaint with the experience is that the signage explaining the vast ruins is few and far between. What does exist is mainly in Spanish and while yes, there is some English, the signs are actually faded from the sun so we were able to see only partial signs. I’m not arguing about the amount of Spanish - obviously yes, the signs will be in the dominant language. It was just frustrating to feel like the experience was not incredibly friendly to visitors who are not fluent.

I think the site is incredible, and obviously it’s historically significant. That said, it is nothing like the experience of say, the Roman Forum because this site is largely unattended and woefully under-signed. I scarcely saw any staff members, nor places to get historical information. And there simply isn’t a lot of information provided on what you’re looking at. I’m not sure if this is because there isn’t a lot known... or if maybe it’s a choice because tour companies want you to book them? Suffice it to say, your best bet for enjoying what you’re seeing is to go to the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City the day before where there is an entire room dedicated to this site. Also, maybe buying a book in advance would be helpful too?

GREAT EXERCISE... MAYBE NOT GOOD FOR SMALL CHILDREN
Expect to walk A LOT. While 1.24 miles seems not that long, the terrain is uneven and extremely rustic, so it actually does take a long time to get from one side to the other. I’m not a parent, but I would not have brought a small child, let alone a baby or toddler. Especially as the vendors prey on small children since there’s not a lot for kids to do other than ask for toys! I have no idea how you’d climb the pyramids safely with a kid under 8 (the steps are very steep and require using legs and hands to climb them). We literally got up the Moon Pyramid on all fours. This isn’t necessarily because the climb is that hard - rather, it’s because hoards of people climb it haphazardly so to stabilize yourself as you move around people, you need all fours. There’s also no safety outside of a little rope in the middle of the stairs on the Moon Pyramid. Going down with a child is a terrifying thought. The stairs on the Moon Pyramid are at least 7 stories... (they don’t let you climb all the way to the top) so if you tumble, you’re definitely getting hurt, if not breaking a limb. All that said, it’s fantastic exercise for adults! My legs hurt the next two days from the climbs!

IF YOU ENTER AT THE SUN PYRAMID...
like we did, then get in line to climb it immediately or you’ll be frustrated at how insanely long the line gets. We walked the entire site and back only to see that in one hour the line grew to an enormous size. We did not climb it, but friends who did said it took 45 mins waiting at the top just to get back down. Instead, we did climb the Feathered Serpent pyramid and the Moon pyramid. Both were on the easier side, though best to have water once you get to the top. DEFINITELY BRING WATER.

OVERALL THOUGHTS
If given the chance at a do-over, we probably would have done more research on tours and chosen one that’s very informative. We went to learn about the ruins, not just climb pyramids, so our trip left a lot to be desired. I’d say if you’re looking for an additional thing to do in CDMX and you have a half day to spare, AND you want it to be cheap, you can do it the way we did. But go early - like as early as you can. Bring sunscreen, toilet paper, antibacterial gel, water, and some food you can eat right when you get there or on the way. (Panaderia Rosetta is a great option!) Also bring cash for the bus and entrance tickets. Wear light clothing, a hat and have sunglasses because even in December it was 80 degrees F and very sunny. And find a great guide book to put in your backpack that’ll give you information along the way so you can learn about what you’re seeing!
Written 3 January 2020
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johjackson15
Lawrenceville, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A great walk up and around and through ancient ruins. the park was clean and well maintained and beautiful. it was awesome to see the structures and paintings. The walk up the largest ruin is tough and steep so be ready.
Written 23 December 2019
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Saibal S
San Francisco, CA2,381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This place had more murals and a diorama of the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. It needs a separate ticket (I think as the guide had purchased ours and gave them to us to visit the museum). It is just after the exit from the Pyramid of the Sun area and thru the Botanical Garden.
Written 9 December 2019
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