City of Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico

The city of Veracruz is a port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Den ble navngitt av Hernan Cortes i 1519 “sanne kors” da han landet på langfredag, dagen for korsfestelsen. Nå er det prinsippet port for de fleste av Mexicos import og eksport. Kulturen i byen er en blanding av spansk og Afro-Cuban, spesielt i lokal mat som har mer europeisk innflytelse enn resten av Mexico. Veracruz er hjemmet til “sønn” musikkstil, påvirket av afrikansk og karibisk musikk og er populær i hele Mexico, Latin-Amerika og USA.

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Tlacotalpan

Tlacotalpan, Mexico

Colorful Tlacotalpan, Mexico

Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the staten Veracruz, Mexico. Tlacotalpan is a World Heritage Site, chosen in 1998 because of the architecture which reflects the fusion of Spanish and Caribbean in its wide streets, houses in many colors, and beautiful old trees in both public and private spaces. The name is from the language Najuatl and it meansplace between two rivers.

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Orizaba

Orizaba, Mexico

Orizaba, Mexico at Dusk

Orizaba is located 20 miles from Cordoba, its sister city, i staten Veracruz, Mexico. Its name comes from the Nahuatl language meaningvalley of happy waters.One of the notable sites of the city is El Palacio de Hierro (The Iron Palace). Designed by Eiffel and built with 600 tons of steel it is now longer used as the city hall but is a tourist attraction. Other tourist attractions include the Church of La Concordia and the State Art Museum.

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Los Tuxtlas

LosTuxtlas, Mexico

LosTuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve is located in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas mountain range on the southeastern coast of Veracruz, Mexico. The Sierra de los Tuxtlas contains volcanos mostly extinct but the San Martin Tuxtla erupted as recently as 1793. Hundreds of cinder cones can be found throughout the Sierra.

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Cordoba

Cordoba, Mexico

Cordoba, Mexico

Cordoba is a city and a large municipality in the center of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Den har et varmt og fuktig klima og har eksistert siden 1618 og ble opprinnelig bygget av den spanske for beskyttelse mot opprør slaver.

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Catemaco

Catemaco, Mexico

Catemaco, Mexico

Catemaco is a small town located on the freshwater lake Laguna Catemaco in south central Veracruz, Mexico. Catemaco has a reputation for theCatemaco Brujos,” practioners of witchcraft with commercial interests who reside there and celebrateCongreso Internacional de Brujosevery March.

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El Cielo National Park

Waterfall

El Cielo, Veracruz


El Cielo National Park is the protected part of the ecoregion known as Veracruz moist forests. It is located in southern Tamaulipas, Mexico in a tropical broadleaf forest.