The Pyramid of the Moon measures forty two meters of height and eighteen thousand square meters of base. It is the largest building in Teotihuacan after the Pyramid of the Sun, but it is not less important. I feel personally the most impressed by the large square that is at its base. And because you have to walk down the Avenue of the Dead to get to it, giving it a mystique of its own. It is exciting to get close to the pyramid and climb as much as possible, since it does not have as many tourists as the Pyramid of the Sun it is easier to connect more with the environment. Reaching the Pyramid of the Moon was the perfect end to our visit to Teotihuacan.
I went camping with a few friends in snowy Toluca. I was backpacking and it was in December 2011. I had a fantastic time and as we were crossing the snow we realized that there was a concert later on. There were many more tents camped there for the concert because it lasted until the next morning. It was a brilliant evening, partying, drinking, friends, music and snow. We didn´t sleep and we had an incredible time. It was a unique experience in the company of great friends.
Going for a walk through the main square of Valle de Bravo will let you experience the true life of a magical town in Mexico. It makes you think of simpler times...getting a coffee, watching the people pass by and the birds float overhead. A stray dog trots by and you hear the church bells ring. You sit down in a small restaurant to have a bit to eat. In Valle de Bravo, you can also have all kinds of adventures depending on your tastes.
It is, without a doubt, the most magical place in Mexico.
Wonderful city, unfortunately not considered a wonder of the world because it was almost completely dynamited by order of Porfirio Diaz. Currently being rebuilt, it is almost complete. Only the bottom is original. The reason for such barbarity was to get the excavations finished in time for the centennial celebration of independence.
The Museum of Teotihuacan Culture lies within the archaeological site of Teotihuacan, which is south of the Pyramid of the Sun and it shows the developmental stages of Teotihuacan. Within this city there are bits and pieces that have been salvaged from the many on-site excavations. The museum also features a to-scale model of the archaeological site where the Sun Pyramid is seen through real glass. It's really worth the short walk to get there and have a chance to see it. You can't miss it if you're in Teotihuacan, it's very interesting and admission is free, you just have to present your proof of entrance to the archaeological site.
The photo is of the Lake Avándaro, taken from the Hotel El Santuario Resort in San Gaspar in the State of Mexico. The hotel is located on an ancient mountain quartz that has been blessed by the Dalai Lama and a group of Tibetan monks. The hotel has a luxury spa and the best of Mexican cuisine, however it is the lake that makes this place unique to visit.
The Temple of Quetzalcoatl, is another of the wonders that are in this archaeological site only 45 km NW of the city of Mexico DF. The breathtaking ruins of this citadel are about the same height as Machu Pichu, the other important new world city, but they differ in that the latter is on the "edge of a precipice", while the first is in the midst of a vast plain. The Temple of Quetzalcoatl was a sumptuous building, it harmoniously integrates architecture, sculpture and painting. All over the front of this temple feathered serpent heads protrude, representing the mythical Quetzalcoatl, a former semi-living god of Mesoamerican culture. It consists of 7 bodies, whose walls are adorned with undulating rattlesnake bodies surrounded by shells and snails. The whole building was painted in bright colors like red, green and ocher and it was built with hard stones. The great foundations had a nucleus of adobe, covered with stucco and stones. They highlight the mural paintings that adorn this temple. Archaeological excavations have shown the existence of human remains buried in the 4 corners, plus a real "burial mound" found in the center of the building which contained 20 bodies.
The old St. Thomas Bananas was located in a valley in the vicinity of this town, and its evacuation was the result of the government's decision to use topographical formations for construction of a new dam, and then dynamos were added for electricity production. Because of this, the area was intentionally flooded and a new town was founded on the bluff. The old St. Thomas had coffee and fruit orchards but today the only thing you can see above the water level of the hydroelectric dam Miguel Aleman is the tower of the old main church. This has become the main icon of the people. Also, there is a replica of the new town in the main plaza as part of a fountain. It is a place to spend a nice day, try their ice cream. What's funny is how, nowadays, it's funny how today, Spring is incredibly dry while we can see Jacaradas, the tree with purple flowers blooming during this time.
This is one of the most beautiful places that exist with vegetation, lakes, dams and rivers; here you can walk, go mountain biking, or fishing and live with nature. The Atlacomulco Township is located in the northwest of the State of Mexico, between the geographical coordinates 99 ° 42 '12 "and 99 ° 58' 28" west longitude and 54 "07" and 19 ° 43 '31 "north latitude. Its location in Mexico is as follows: It is bordered on the north by the municipality of Acambay, northeast with the municipality of Timilpan, south to the town of Jocotitlán, on the east it is bordered by the town of Morelos and west with the municipality of Temascalcingo.
St. John is half an hour from the state of Mexico, and is a beautiful coniferous forest where you can see the Iturbide dam. Go to Otomi Ceremonial Center and a trout rcoiris, or go to an electronic music event find the atmosphere blanketed with white music, and smell the rich pine as the wind whispers.
Valle de Bravo is a town full of color and surprise. There are many mountains in the area and a huge lagoon for enjoying a range of water sports. It's a magic place that will literally steal your heart.