San Francisco de Campeche

Campeche, Mexico

Ready for Pirates!

San Francisco de Campeche, also known as justCampecheis located in the state of Campeche, Mexique, on the Bay of Campeche of the Gulf of Mexique. Campeche serves as the Capital of the state of Campeche and has a population of over 200,000 people. The city has earned the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its preservation and the quality of the architecture. The city has retained most of the wall fortifications built to defend it from the pirates of the Carribbean.

Calakmul

Calakmul, Mexico

Calakmul, Mexique

Calakmul is located in the state of Campeche in southeastern Mexico about 22 miles au nord de la frontière guatémaltèque. Il est un site archéologique maya découvert profondément dans les jungles de la région du bassin du Peten. Le nom a été donné le site par son découvreur, Cyrus L. Lundell, et des moyens “Ville des deux pyramides adjacentes.”il y a 6,750 anciennes structures le plus grand est la grande pyramide et la deuxième pyramide est aussi l'un des plus haut des pyramides mayas.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexique

Oaxaca, also known as Oaxaca de Juarez, est la plus grande ville et la capitale du Mexique État d'Oaxaca. Il est situé dans les contreforts de la Sierra Madre à partir de la base du Cerro del Fortin sur les rives de la rivière Atoyac. Oaxaca is a tourist town, mettant en vedette des bâtiments de l'époque coloniale construite avec la pierre verte sauvage et des sites archéologiques tels que Monte Alban, nommé Site du patrimoine mondial dans 1987.

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Tlacotalpan

Tlacotalpan, Mexico

Colorful Tlacotalpan, Mexique

Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the État de Veracruz, Mexique. 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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Puebla

Cathedral in Puebla City, Mexico

Cathedral in Puebla City, Mexique

Puebla City is located southeast of Mexique City in the state of Puebla, Mexique. It is the fourth largest city in Mexico and is an industrial hub and a World Heritage Site because of its history and architectural styles. The most notable attractions are the Zocalo, a tree-filled plaza with many sculptures, surrounded by the City Hall, Casa de los Munecos and the Catherdral. Nearby is El Parian an arts and crafts market. The best known mole is named for this city, Mole Poblano. And every year on the fifth of May Puebla celebrates the defeat of the French in 1862. This holiday is also celebrated in the U.S. but is not widely observed in the rest of Mexico.

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Orizaba

Orizaba, Mexico

Orizaba, Mexique at Dusk

Orizaba is located 20 miles from Cordoba, its sister city, dans le État de Veracruz, Mexique. 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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El Tajin

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajin, Mexique

El Tajin est situé dans la municipalité de Papantla, nord-ouest de la ville portuaire de Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, Mexique. El Tajin was named a World Heritage Site in 1992 en raison de son architecture et de l'importance culturelle. Parmi ses monuments anciens est la célèbre Pyramide des Niches, le Groupe Arroyo, les ballcourts Nord et du Sud et les palais de Tajin Chico. Il a été le site archéologique le plus important et une attraction touristique à Veracruz, Le nom El Tajin se réfère à la foudre ou un éclair et les douze dieux de l'orage habitent les ruines.

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Cholula

Cholula, Mexico

Cholula, Mexique

Cholula is a pre-columbian Mesoameican site dating back to the second century BC. It is located just west of Puebla City, Its great pyramid is the largest pyramid in the Americas and the largest pyramid by volume in the world.

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Tilaco

Mission in Tilaco, Mexico

Mission in Tilaco, Mexique

Tilaco is one site of the Sierra Gorda Missions located in the central Mexican state of Queretaro. Il a été construit par le circa franciscaine missionnaire Junipero Sierra 1750 et est noté pour ses façades colorées et pierres. They were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO dans 2003.

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Ruines de Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Ruines de Teotihuacan, Mexique

Teotihuacan Ruins are located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality in the state of Mexico. Le site est connu pour avoir les pyramides architecture la plus importante construite en Amériques précolombiennes. Également d'intérêt sont les composés résidentiels anthropologiquement importants, l'avenue des peintures murales morts et magnifiquement conservés. Le nom “Teotihuacan” est une expression qui signifie Aztec “lieu où les dieux sont nés.”

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