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Culture of Playa del Carmen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The resort of Playa del Carmen offers its guests numerous exciting landmarks and sights which exploration will add to the emotions and impressions of a vacation in Mexico. A major part of the spots of tourist interest is of natural origin. The most remarkable landmark of the resort is the Xcaret Eco Theme Park. The scenic park was opened for visiting only in 1990. The idea of creation of the park was promoted by famous architect Muguel Quintana. In 1984 the architect acquired a land plot for construction of a house however when the construction was started the potholes being a unique natural object were discovered there. Potholes were formed in a result of long lasting groundwater effect on the calcareous rocks.
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Apart from deep holes tourists will discover two majestic rivers on the territory of the park. One of them is a subterranean river. Besides, the park offers several enclosures being home to representatives of local fauna. The unique eco park will be an interesting place to visit even for those tourists interested in Maya civilization. After the opening of the park a scale open air museum was established there. The main showpieces of the museum expositions are the articles of cultural and crafts traditions of Maya peoples.
Muyil tours are of great popularity among the resort guests. Muyil is an archeological destination which was according to the scientists and archeologists a large trading town long ago. Today the destination attracts many tourists to explore and enjoy its unique inestimable findings and ruins of ancient buildings. A genuinely unique construction is the El Castillo castle which is considered to be the highest building of the Maya epoch. The majestic building is 17m high. Another remarkable architectural object to explore is the Pink Palace which has got its name due to a color and shade of plaster covering the frontage of the building. Copyright
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The suburbs of the resort offer lots of remarkable objects to visit and explore as well among which tourists will discover a known archeological area named Tulum. The district is famous for its unique sights and objects. Natural attractions admirers will love a scenic enclosure named the Xaman-ha. Its main inhabitants are numerous birds among which one will meet rather rare species. A remarkable fact about the reservation is that it was founded at the expenses of one of the private foundations. Tourists who will not be enough of local sights and attractions to explore and enjoy should visit a neighboring island named Cozumel which is considered to be the largest and the most beautiful island of Mexico.
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Iconic cultural sights of Mexico

The luxurious marble Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City is not only an opera house but also an exhibition hall and a museum. The building is magnificent both inside and outside - marble and gilding are everywhere. It hosts exhibitions of works by artists from around the world and carefully preserved paintings by Mexican artists. Opera and ballet are staged in a theater with a stained glass curtain, and on the fourth floor is the National Museum of Architecture keeping modern exhibits. … Open
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Culture guide to Playa del Carmen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Playa del Carmen: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Playa del Carmen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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