One of the largest ancient cities in the world containing numerous monuments of architecture and art. Established sometimes around 200 BC and was abandoned in the 7th – 8th centuries AD. Hugely impressive monument of urban planning is Avenue of the Dead. An exceptional structure is the Pyramid of the Sun – third largest ancient pyramid in the world. Height – 71,2 m. Pyramid of the Moon is an older pyramid from 200 – 450 AD, 42 m high. Site contains numerous valuable murals.
|Location, GPS coordinates:||19.6903 N 98.8467 W|
|Categories:||Ancient cities and towns, Abandoned cities and towns|
|Rating:||(5 / 5)|
|Where is located?||North America, Mexico, State of Mexico, some 45 – 50 km north-east from the centre of Mexico City|