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TOP-10 places to visit in Mexico

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TOP-10 places to visit in Mexico

Mexico is a special and amazing country with a deep culture and values that harmoniously complement the mesmerizing nature and ancient attractions. The North American state is famous for its picturesque coasts, tropical forests, valuable monuments preserved from the time of the Mayan civilization, and many other unusual places that every traveler should definitely visit.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the oldest city in Mexico, located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Every year, the country is visited by many tourists who want to visit the sacred settlement of the Mayan civilization. The rich history of the city, full of many events, attracts travelers like a magnet, excites the imagination.

One of the most striking places of Chichen Itzu is the El Castillo pyramid temple, at the top of which is the site for sacrifices. The building, erected in honor of the god Kukulkan, has an interesting structure with special astronomical significance. Each face of the pyramid is a staircase with 91 steps. If you add up the top step of the temple and the steps of all four faces, you get the number 365, which is equal to the number of days in a year.

In the ancient city, there are other equally famous places: the Jaguar Temple, the well of death, the wall of skulls and many others. It is here that the spring and summer carnivals of Mexico take place.

Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Teoticuacana is the most popular open-air museum complex in Mexico. The mysterious old city includes a citadel, palaces and a museum where artifacts found by archaeologists are kept. In translation, the name of the city sounds like "The place where the Gods are born". Particular attention should be paid to the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, located on both sides of the Road of the Dead. The Pyramid of the Moon was used for sacrifices, as evidenced by the human and animal remains found at its summit. The Pyramid of the Sun, built around 100 AD, ranks third in the world in height, reaching 64 m. 700 years after the fall of the Mayan civilization, the Aztecs came to Teotihuacan and found only majestic ruins.

Monte Alban

Monte Alban is the oldest city in Mexico, founded more than 2500 years ago. In translation, the name of the city sounds like "White Mountain". For a long time, Monte Alban was the capital of the Zapotecs and was considered an economic and political center. The ancient city is interesting for temples crowned with bells and frescoes, the oldest observatory, tombs, a ball field and other surviving buildings of the ancient civilization. Travelers are especially delighted with the opportunity to visit the archaeological site on the hills.

Cathedral in Mexico City

The symbol of the Catholic Church and a majestic religious landmark of Mexico is the Cathedral, located in the center of the capital. In Mexico City, there is no temple older than the cathedral built in 1573. Anyone can enter the Cathedral, regardless of religion, but it is necessary to follow the general rules of conduct adopted when visiting temples.

Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City

The Palais des Beaux Arts of Mexico, erected at the beginning of the 20th century, is a symbol of Mexico City. The marble building impresses with its interior splendor. The palace hosts opera and ballet performances, organizes art exhibitions with interesting compositions.

Underwater sculpture museum

The Underwater Museum is a new but popular attraction in Mexico. It is located at a depth of ten meters near the island of Mujeres in the Caribbean. The installation, designed and executed by Jason de Cairos Taylor, consists of 400 figures of cars, people and other elements. The best way to admire the underwater museum (and perhaps the only one) is scuba diving. You can also use a mask, but this method will not allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the underwater museum.

Copper canyon

Copper Canyon is a national park in Mexico famous for its natural beauty. The highest waterfalls in the country are located here, and climbers come from all over the world to conquer the local heights, because the depth of the canyon in some places reaches 1500 m. The Chihuahua - Pacifico railway is considered the most popular tourist route. The 400 km long track consists of 86 tunnels and 37 bridges and runs at an altitude of 2400m above sea level, which allows you to enjoy the majestic and picturesque nature. Copper Canyon is a unique and incredibly beautiful place on our planet!

Cenote Ik-Kil

The Yucatan Peninsula is rich in natural attractions. Here is one of the most ancient cenotes of Mexico - Ik-Kilt, which in translation sounds like "The gate to the kingdom of the dead." The collapse of the cave vault led to the formation of a well 50 m deep, half of which is filled with water. The ancient tribes believed that the cenote was the gateway to the underworld and used it as a source of fresh water. Today, when visiting the well, travelers can swim in the reservoir by going down a specially installed ladder.

Underground river Sak-Aktun in Tulum

The cave system, flooded by the Sak-Aktun underground river, attracts many tourists with its mystery every year! The length of the underworld is over 300 km. Every traveler can take a fascinating journey along the underground river, and the crystal clear water will allow you to consider everything in the smallest detail!

Tequila Bar La Opera

La Opera is Mexico's most famous and historic bar. At one time, the bar was often visited by local celebrities, the most famous of which is Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary. In 1910, he fired a shot at the ceiling of the bar, and the bullet hole is the pride of La Opera to this day.

Mexico is a sunny country offering its guests a vacation for every taste. Here tourists can enjoy the natural beauty, which is harmoniously combined with ancient architectural structures and modern achievements, visit beaches with white sand and clear azure water, make a trip into the impenetrable jungle. Colorful Mexico will not leave indifferent any traveler!

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