The city is pre-Aztec, but the Aztecs—who believed that the gods created the world there—named it “City of the Gods.” The city is believed to have been constructed between 100 B. It even had multi-family residential compounds—a precursor to the modern-day apartment building.
The Avenue of the Dead cuts through the site, connecting the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
Take your time exploring and admiring the incredible stone structures up close.
Insider Tip: You won't find any signs explaining what purpose the various structures served.
It was later conquered by the Romans and became an important Christian site, where the Third Ecumenical Council declared Mary the Mother of God.