Pyramid of the Sun (top) and Pyramid of the Moon (bottom) – Teotihuacan
These two pyramids are the crowning glories of Teotihuacan, an ancient city that, in its prime, housed some 200,000 (est.) inhabitants. The city was established somewhere around 200 BCE and was inhabited (and added to) until the 7th century CE.
The Pyramid of the Sun is the world’s third largest (after the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Pyramid of Cholula), measuring 225 metres across at its base and 75 metres in height.
Each pyramid has a wide, steep staircase running up the face of the incline. These staircases are broken periodically by platforms where climbers can rest and take in the view. In total, the Pyramid of the Sun has 248 steps from base to peak.