The mighty pyramids at Teotihuacan are one of the top tourist attractions not just around Mexico City, but in the whole country. Besides being Mexicoâ€™s largest and one of its best preserved archaeological sites, what really makes Teotihuacan magical is the fact that no-one really knows exactly who built it, making its translation â€śwhere men become godsâ€ť even more ethereal.
Even for the Aztecs, the site was an ancient, mystical place and it was they who named it. Everything that is known about the city today has been gleaned from analyzing the ruins themselves, as the original name and inhabitants are unknown. The site is dominated by the PirĂˇmide del Sol and PirĂˇmide de la Luna, which face each other at either end of the Calzada de los Muertos (Causeway of the Dead). Climbing to the top of either pyramid is calf-punishing but the views over the Ciudadela, Palacios de Quetzacoatl and los Jaguares will make you forget any aches and pains.