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Mexico sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Plaza Tapatia A country with rich history, Mexico is home to unique sights of ancient civilizations. The country attracts not only fans of hot countries and beach rest, but also people who are keen on history, numerous scientists and archaeologists. In Mexico you can see the internationally famous Mayan pyramids, Aztec monuments and ancient settlements mentioned in many legends and mysterious stories. Those, who want to see settlements of old tribes with their own eyes, should definitely make a trip to pyramids of Teotihuacan. The largest two pyramids are located in this “ghost city”. These are the pyramids of Moon and Sun, the height of which estimates 150 and 225 metres respectively. The temple of Quetzalcoatl, the most powerful and honoured god according to Maya, is located nearby.
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One more ancient building that is worth visiting is located in Cholula. This is Cholula Pyramid, which size once exceeded the size of the pyramid of Cheops. The Cholula Pyramid was partially destroyed, but it looks very impressive even nowadays. Several interesting buildings can be found in the cities of Chichen Itzā, El Tajin, Palenque, Tikal, Xel-Ha, Xcaret and Uxmal. Mexico City, which was founded in 1325, is a true open air museum. Nowadays, there are as many as 1400 historic landmarks in the city. Its territory is home to 10 archaeological zones and more than 80 museums. Start your observation of the city with a visit to El Zocalo Square to enjoy numerous old houses, mansions of the colonial period and buildings of the Aztec times that have miraculously survived till our days. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings of the medieval period. This is the largest church of its type in whole Latin America. The National Palace is a well-known masterpiece of architecture. The façade and halls of the palace are decorated with beautiful frescos.
Continue your acquaintance with historic heritage of Mexico by visiting the magnificent city of Teotihuacan. The temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Palace of Jaguars, Quetzal Butterfly Palace, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent and Plaza de la Luna are just a few architectural complexes from the long list of local sights. Travellers, who want to enjoy magnificent nature, should visit one of local national parks. Xel-Ha Park remains the most visited one. The park features a naturally made aquarium that appeared in one of local caves. Travellers will find exotic fish and rare plants in this beautiful place. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Mexico is the most popular country for beach recreation. Its enchanting palm beaches are famous all over the world. One of the most popular resorts of the country is Cancun. Its main attraction is a vast beach conventionally divided into two parts. One part of the beach is distinguished by big constant waves, so surfers love spending their time here. The other part, on the contrary, is very peaceful and is considered as a perfect place for family recreation.
Puerto Vallarta One of the calmest and safest beaches in the country is Isla Mujeres. The Playa Linda Resort is very popular with fans of water sports. The most prestigious resorts in the country are Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen. They will please their guests not only with multiple luxurious beaches, but also with upscale hotels.
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Mexico is perfect not only for peaceful beach recreation, but also for diving. A lot of divers visit the island of Cozumel. In its coastal waters, there are magnificent coral reefs that are a home for stingrays, sea turtles and other exotic dwellers of sea depths. It is important to note that in Mexico, there are perfect dive sites for experienced divers, as well as for those who are just mastering this sport.
It will be very interesting for beginners to visit the resort of Playa del Carmen, around which you can admire fascinating coral forests. You can see sea turtles and moray eels in the district of Akumal. The Mama Vina schooner is one of the unique underwater attractions. It was flooded specifically for divers. Today, the major attractions of the schooner are beautiful corals.
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Mexico is also very popular with shopping enthusiasts. They come here for unique silver items, tequila, ceramic articles and beautiful clothes in national style. Some of the most popular souvenirs for tourists are items in style of Maya. Travelers can buy wonderful rite masks and different wooden items. It will be interesting for food shopping enthusiasts to visit Morelia that is famous for its traditional sweets. Some national treats are cooked of cactuses, so they seem really exotic to foreign tourists.
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♥   World Heritage Site 'Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche' . On the map   Photos
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Famous and uniques places in Mexico from our review series

Hacienda San Antonio del Puente Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
Hacienda San Antonio El Puente Hotel is a real historical landmark in the Mexican city Cuernavaca. It was opened in the old building of the sugar cane processing plant. The Spanish conquistadors were the founders of this plant. It was built more than 500 years ago. The beautifully preserved building is a unique monument of colonial architecture today. It impresses with its impressive scale. More than 200 people worked at this plant in the past. Many of them lived right on its territory.

Once a major accident happened at the factory. One of its furnaces exploded. The building required a lengthy and complex reconstruction after that. The owners of the plant almost managed to complete it. But the political coup that took place in the country prevented them. The Spanish owners of the plant … Read all

La Purificadora Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
La Purificadora is located in Puebla, Mexico. The building in which it is located was built in 1822. It was a water treatment plant in the past. Food ice has been produced here for many decades. But the industrial enterprise lost its original significance over time. The unique themed hotel is located in a historic building today. Its owners tried to preserve the original industrial concept of the building.

La Purificadora has its spa. A very beautiful designer swimming pool is equipped in it. The eco bar is another unusual part of the hotel's infrastructure. The design of the rooms and public spaces is also special. Many modern glass elements are present in the interior. They are surprisingly in harmony with the old stone walls and other historical elements of decoration.

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Monte Alban

From the series “Remains of the First Ancient Cities”
The ruins of the ancient city of Monte Alban are located in the South-Eastern part of Mexico. This archaeological site was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site several years ago. The city was the most ancient of founded on the territory of Mesoamerica. You can see the ruins of many preserved ancient buildings in the Oaxaca Valley today. If you look at the city from a small height, you can see its Central Square. The altar is located in its center. Numerous buildings of various purposes, built of stone, are also preserved in the city.

This excellent preservation of buildings is largely it is explained by the fact that the ancient city successfully existed and developed over many hundreds of years. It was the thriving capital of a large-scale expansionist state. Many valuable … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Mexico

Mazatlan
In the past, there was a Native American settlement on the site of the modern city. Local tribes called their home Mazatlan, which means “the place of deer”. The indigenous people were mostly hunting deer and fishing to survive. The Spanish invaders captured the settlement in 1531. Despite such a drastic change, the settlement kept its original name. Soon, Spanish rulers turned an ordinary indigenous village into a true port town that quickly turned into an important stop and a major … Read more
Puebla
Archaeological excavations proved that the first settlements on the site of modern Puebla existed long before the start of our age. The modern history of the city started in 1519 when Hernan Cortes entered this region on his way to Tlaxcala. The indigenous people were under the Aztec dominance at that time, and they were not happy about it. That is why when the Spanish army captured the territory, local people met them as liberators. The foundation date of Puebla – 1531 – is also … Read more
Queretaro
The first settlers appeared in this region approximately in 200 AD. These were Mesoamerican peoples. During the Classic Period, there were two settlements in the area, namely, Toluquilla and Ranas. Several centuries later, the Otomi people settled in the territory of modern Queretaro, forming the Otomi Nation or the Otomi State. The Aztecs captured the region in the 40s of the 15th century. Hernán Pérez Bocanegra y Córdoba from Spain arrived in this land on July 23rd, 1531. Bocanegra is … Read more
Cuernavaca
The Tlahuica civilization was the first group of people who permanently settled in the area of modern Cuernavaca in the 12th century. Xolotl, the ruler of Texcoco, conquered the Valley of Mexico in the 12th century. Until the 16th century, the American Indian settlement endured multiple attacks from the north. In 1521, conquistadors under the guidance of Hernan Cortes burned down the Indian settlement and established a town. They built a beautiful palace and a church. Cuernavaca was developing … Read more
Playa del Carmen
Not far from the natural attractions is an interesting historical site - the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. Several buildings and sculptures have survived oin this place. Although they date back a thousand years, the very ruins of ancient structures can leave a lasting impression. Usually, these two tourist attractions are visited within a single tour. Guests of the resort have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful national parks in Mexico - Xcaret. This miniature park is … Read more
Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts. The construction of the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) was started in 1904. The palace was built on the ruins of the Monastery of Santa Isabel. According to the plan, the grand opening of the palace was to be held on the day of the 100th anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. However, the project, led by the Italian architect Adamo Boari, faced serious difficulties due to instability of the soil on the site. Time passed, the revolution started, … Read more
Cancun
Fans of unusual cultural and entertainment events should definitely visit the House of Culture Cancun. It regularly hosts a variety of events, from exhibitions of local artists, to performances and literary evenings. Tourists are especially attracted by national dance nights, during which one can not only watch the performances of professional dancers, but also take a few lessons of mastery from them. Among the cultural institutions, it is worth noting the Anthropological Museum. The … Read more
Campeche
Mayan tribes were the first settlers in this area. The Spanish invaded the region in the 16th century. Since that time, Campeche became an important transport center that connected Spain to its colonies. Trading and commerce were developing at a high pace, turning Campeche into a prosperous region. Naturally, it was impossible to hide this fact, and so the town attracted pirates who were trying to plunder it from time to time. In order to protect Campeche from invaders, the town’s … Read more

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