7 of the Best Pyramids to Visit in Mexico

El Castillo, Chichén Itzá, Yucatán

Our first stop is El Castillo in Chichén Itzá, which is one of the most well-known pyramids in Mexico. One of the most well-known Maya towns in the world is Chichén Itzá. 

Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Chiapas

Palenque, concealed in Chiapas' forests, is one of Mexico's least-visited archeological monuments. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains the ruins of a magnificent Maya metropolis from 500 to 700 C.E.

Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán

A short trek from the Maya realm to the Valley of Mexico finds us in Teotihuacán. Teotihuacán has Toltec, Totonac, Maya, Mixtec, and Zapotec ruins, therefore its builder is unknown.

Great Pyramid of Cholula, Cholula, Puebla

Visit the "magical town" of Cholula, a Puebla suburb, two hours from Mexico City. The hilltop canary-yellow church is the most recognized sight in this old city. The church sits on top of the world's biggest pyramid, not a hill.

Pyramid of the Magician, Uxmal, Yucatán

Maya had no central capital. They used independent city-states. Their capitals included Uxmal, near Mérida, and its most renowned pyramid, the Pyramid of the Magician.

Structure 2, Calakmul, Campeche

One of the most spectacular and significant Maya sites is seldom seen. Calakmul, a counterpart to Guatemala's Tikal, lies cloaked in Campeche's deep woods in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.

El Torre, Ek Balam, Yucatán

On the road to Chichén Itzá lies Ek Balam, a lesser-known Maya site. This Maya city, situated outside Valladolid, flourished between 700 and 1000 C.E., although it existed for almost 1,000 years.