Best Pyramids To Visit In Mexico

Ruins of ancient Mayan temple in Mexico.
Mexico. Image by Jon Toy from Pixabay

From golden beaches to parties, music, food, and everything in between, Mexico is home to a wide variety of attractions that will make for an intriguing vacation. Of course, no Mexican vacation is complete without delivering into its fascinating history, especially as the home to ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations, which happened to have pyramids of their own. Here are some of the best pyramids to visit in Mexico if you’re ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

El Castillo

This stunning pyramid is located in the heart of the May city of Chichén Itzá, in modern-day Yucatán. What’s particularly intriguing about this pyramid is that it was designed so that each year on the equinoxes, a shadow of a snake would descend onto the pyramid’s steps – an ancient engineering feat.

Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon

In the heart of Teotihuacán is the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. Just an hour away from bustling Mexico City, these pyramids were built about 1,000 years before the arrival of the Aztecs, showing how they’ve stood the test of time.

Pyramid of the Magician

One of the autonomous Mayan city-states was Uxmal, in modern-day Mérida. This ancient city is instantly recognizable thanks to its sprawling pyramid known as the Pyramid of the Magician. This pyramid certainly lives up to its name, providing to be an unmissable monument that soars over the trees, defining a city that stood strong for over 150 years.