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Cathedral in Puebla City, Mexico

Cathedral in Puebla City, Mexico

Puebla City is located southeast of Mexico City in the state of Puebla, Mexico. 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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Teotihuacan Ruins

Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Teotihuacan Ruins, Mexico

Teotihuacan Ruins are located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality in the state of Mexico. Området er kjent for å ha de mest arkitektonisk betydelig pyramidene bygget i pre-colombiansk Amerika. Også av interesse er antropologisk betydelige bolig forbindelser, Avenue of the Dead og vakkert bevart malerier. Navnet “Teotihuacan” er en Aztec setning som betyr “sted hvor gudene ble født.”

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Downtown Mexico City

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Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico at the center of Mexico. It is the capital and most important city in Mexico. It serves as the seat of all federal powers. Not only is it the largest city in Mexico but with the definition of Greater Mexico by its population is over 21 million making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere. In the southern borough of Xochimilco are the floating gardens part of the UNESCO UNESCOs verdensarvliste. Other famous landmarks include the Plaza de la Constitucion with the Metropolitan Catherdral, National Palace and the ancient Aztec temple ruins Templo Mayor. With 160 museums, over 100 art galleries, 30 concert halls and many theatres, Mexico City has the world’s greatest concentration of cultural centers.

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