May 7, 2013

Cultural and mythological tour around Teotihuacan Pyramids

During my stay in Mexico, I could't miss such a magical place full of history through a cultural and mythological tour around the Teotihuacan Pyramids.

It's a half day tour, just 24 miles from the Mexican capital. I recommend you to go early in the morning, taking advantage of the opening hours that is at 8 a.m., for several reasons: Mexico is a crowded city and traffic is heavy, so it's best to avoid rush hour; it took me longer than expected for this reason and it makes the journey quite boring. Also do not forget that the closer we get to noon, the heat intensifies and tourists too. So if you're going soon, you'll avoid all this and you can enjoy a memorable visit.

Recorrido cultural y mitológico por las pirámides de Teotihuacán
Upon arrival to the complex of Teotihuacan (the entrance is 57 pesos / about 4 euros per person), you have to think whether it is worth it or not to hire an official guide. After negotiating with him, we decided to have his help, and we were not wrong. The experience would have been different if he didn't tell us the stories and legends about the Sun, the Moon and the culture of ancient mexican civilization.

Recorrido cultural y mitológico por las pirámides de Teotihuacán

If we could see the ancient city of Teotihuacan from the air, we would observe how smoothly distributed and planned in detail is the construction of the pyramids, the Citadel and public areas. We must bear in mind that this city became a major commercial and political center, reaching an area of ​​21 square km. Quite a tour into the past of Mexico.

Teotihuacan, or the City of the Gods, wraps you when you begin to know its history and its myths, and you are, walking on the streets, imagining how would it be. There is no knowledge of its founders, which makes it even more interesting and mysterious. To its inhabitants, the Sun and the Moon were basic for making decisions in their day to day. According to Aztec origin story, it is said that the Sun went fourth and fifth un was born at Teotihuacan, along with the rest of the Gods.

Recorrido cultural y mitológico por las pirámides de Teotihuacán

At the end of the Dead Roadway, 2 kilometers long, is located, in my opinion, the most impressive stone building enclosure: the Pyramid of the Moon. It's said that  offerings were made in honor of the goddess of water, related to the Moon. But it's not the pyramid itself that impacts, but the the buildings surrounding it, like the Palace of the Jaguars and Quetzalpapálotl. Simply spectacular.

Recorrido cultural y mitológico por las pirámides de Teotihuacán

The Pyramid of the Sun was 75 meters high, although currently only has 64. After climbing over 240 steps and a steep hill in 5 steps, I get to the top of the pyramid and the feeling was amazing. The breeze leaves you relaxed. The guide said that in this pyramid cosmic energy was leaning over a stone in the middle of it.  

So without thinking twice, I did what he told me, I laid wit my head out of the pyramid and closed my eyesI really felt better, more positive and certainly more energetic. Now I understand the feelings of the inhabitants of Teotihuacan related to the Sun and all the benefits it brings.

Recorrido cultural y mitológico por las pirámides de Teotihuacán

The truth behind this ancient city walls full of mystery and energy, well worth a cultural and mythological tpur around Teotihuacan Pyramids.