Tuesday, 06 Dec 2022

10 Heritage Sites to Visit in Mexico

Mexico is home to more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites but visitors won't want to miss these 10.


10 Heritage Sites to Visit in Mexico

Mexico has more than 30 World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO, among which are fascinating cultural and natural sites that make this country one of the favorite destinations for visitors worldwide. But these are the top 10 sites that no traveler should miss on their visit to Mexico.

Mexico City's Historical Center is the largest in Latin America, with nearly 1,500 buildings, including temples, museums, hotels, shops, galleries, theaters, and cultural spaces.

This was where the legendary Aztec culture was born, so there are essential archeological vestiges and buildings built during the time of the Spanish Colony, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, Alameda Central, the temples of San Hipólito and San Fernando, the Old Palace of the Archbishopric, and the Academy of San Carlos, among many others.

This emblematic ancient Mayan city, besides being a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, celebrates more than 15 years of being named one of the world's new wonders. This archeological site is considered one of the most important in the world compared to the ruins of Egypt.

The Temple of Kukulkan is an architectural piece that marks a before and after in the history of the world thanks to its invaluable cultural contribution to humanity. The city, which can be visited, has three main buildings: the stepped pyramid called Castillo, El Caracol, and the Temple of the Warriors.

This city, in addition to being located in a beautiful valley surrounded by volcanoes, is the best example of the baroque art of New Spain. As touring it, visitors enjoy an impressive number of colonial buildings and sites of high historical value, such as the Temple of Santo Domingo and its remarkable Chapel of the Virgin of the Rosary, Temple of Nuestra Señora de la Concordia, and the Temple of La Compañia, among many others. However, one of the most important buildings of the city of Puebla, and the whole of Mexico, is its Cathedral, built in the 16th century and considered one of the fabulous jewels of the colonial era in the continent.

Few places in the world have a gastronomic, artistic, and historical richness as great as the city of Oaxaca, founded in 1486 and integrated into Spain in 1532. Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the region of Oaxaca lived a time of splendor in the artistic and cultural fields that, after the Spanish conquest, was mixed with European traditions making the city a beautiful destination.

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