Città di Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, Messico

The city of Veracruz is a port on the Gulf of Messico in the state of Veracruz, Messico. E 'stato nominato da Hernan Cortes 1519 “Vera Croce” mentre atterrava il Venerdì Santo, il giorno della crocifissione. Ora è il porto principale per la maggior parte delle importazioni e delle esportazioni del Messico. La cultura della città è una miscela di spagnolo e afro-cubana, soprattutto nella cucina locale, che ha un'influenza più europea rispetto al resto del Messico. Veracruz è la casa del “figlio” stile di musica, influenzato dalla musica africana e caraibica ed è popolare in tutto il Messico, America Latina e negli Stati Uniti.

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El Tajin

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajín, Messico

El Tajin is located in the municipality of Papantla, northwest of the port city Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, Messico. El Tajin was named a World Heritage Site in 1992 because of its architecture and cultural importance. Among its ancient monuments is the famous Pyramid of the Niches, the Arroyo Group, the North and South Ballcourts and the palaces of Tajin Chico. It has been the most important archeological site and tourist attraction in Veracruz, The name El Tajin refers to thunder or a lightening bolt and the twelve gods of thunderstorm inhabit the ruins.

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Tampico

Tampico, Mexico

Plaza in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Messico

Tampico is located in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Messico directly north of Veracruz. The present city was built in 1823 and derives its name from the Huastec meaningplace for otters”. The city is surrounded by lagoons and rivers that were the habitat for a large population of otters. The city resembles the French Quarter of New Orleans as many of the building materials came from there including wrought iron balconies. And like New Orleans it is a lively and vibrant port city.

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