· This show will be able to be enjoyed by visitors during this holiday period.

In 2015, Teotihuacán was visited by nearly three million domestic and foreign tourists, the highest figure recorded by any site administered by the National Institute of Anthropology and History since 1988, he declared.

· This enhances the way Mexico shares this architectural and cultural heritage, he said.

This evening, President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the “Nocturnal Experience in Teotihuacán" show where he said that, in addition to offering visitors a new experience, “This project will contribute to the sustainable tourism, economic and social development of the region, with full respect and care for our heritage.” 

He said that this show will be able to be enjoyed by visitors during this holiday period, and congratulated, “All those who have worked hard to make this project a reality today.”

He said that, “Nearly 30 years ago, Teotihuacán was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO, and in 2015 this tourist destination was visited by nearly three million domestic and foreign tourists, the highest figure recorded by any site administered by the National Institute of Anthropology and History since 1988.”

President Peña Nieto explained that Teotihuacán, “Is an extraordinary place, full of symbolism and tradition, which makes Mexicans proud. It is one of the most important cities of ancient Mexico and one of the most significant cultural centers in Mesoamerica.” 

He added that, “Today, the way Mexico shares this architectural and cultural heritage has been enhanced by incorporating the nocturnal experience in Teotihuacán.” 

With this project, he said, “Visitors will have the opportunity to live a unique experience in the history of this sacred city. It is a journey to our roots and our culture. It is a tour that shows the value of our past, through a visual experience.” 

THROUGH THE “NOCTURNAL EXPERIENCE IN TEOTIHUACÁN” MEXICO JOINS THE LIST OF COUNTRIES OFFERING SIMILAR SHOWS: TOVAR Y DE TERESA

Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa said that with the “Nocturnal Experience in Teotihuacán” Mexico joins the list of countries offering similar shows at their heritage sites, with creativity and originality: the Walls of Avila in Spain; St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican; the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and the Baths of Caracalla in Italy. 

He explained that this show was created using state-of-the-art technological equipment, which does not affect the archaeological site or the remains and does not require any direct connection on the constructions. 

“Through this,” he told President Enrique Peña Nieto, “We have completed the tasks you have instructed us to carry out: expand Mexicans’ access to and appreciation of their deep and magnificent culture; and show the three million annual visitors to Teotihuacán, 700,000 of whom are foreigners, a central part of our origin, which is a source of pride for all of us. 

“NOCTURNAL EXPERIENCE IN TEOTIHUACÁN,” A BLEND OF THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT THAT WILL ENCOURAGE TOURISM: ERUVIEL ÁVILA VILLEGAS

Eruviel Ávila, Governor of the State of Mexico, considered that the “Night Experience in Teotihuacan,” which visitors will be able to enjoy as from tomorrow, Saturday March 19, is a blend of the past with the present.

He was confident that the cultural show will boost tourism, promote culture and create more employment.

He said that, “We will take advantage of Holy Week and Easter and all the other days, to provide the people of Mexico and the world with this great show, this great moment, this international, cultural and historical experience.” 

PRESIDENT EPN DELIVERED THE “EL VIGILANTE” TRAFFIC BRIDGE AND THE SCULPTURE OF THE SAME NAME IN ECATEPEC

Before going to Teotihuacán, President Peña Nieto inaugurated the modernization of the “El Vigilante” traffic bridge in Ecatepec and the sculpture of the same name by Mexican artist Jorge Marín. 

There, the president confirmed his unwavering commitment to serving all of Mexico, “And of course my very special affection for my land, where I have my roots, which is the State of Mexico.”