Cidade de Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, México

The city of Veracruz is a port on the Gulf of México in the state of Veracruz, México. It was named by Hernan Cortes in 1519 “True Crossas he landed on Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion. Now it is the principle port for most of Mexico’s imports and exports. The culture of the city is a blend of Spanish and Afro-Cuban, especially in the local cuisine which has more European influence than the rest of Mexico. Veracruz is the home of thesonstyle of music, influenced by African and Caribbean music and is popular throughout Mexico, Latin America and the United States.

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El Tajin

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajin, México

El Tajin está localizado no município de Papantla, a noroeste da cidade portuária de Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, México. El Tajin was named a World Heritage Site in 1992 por causa de sua arquitetura e importância cultural. Entre seus monumentos antigos é a famosa Pirâmide dos Nichos, o Grupo Arroyo, os Ballcourts Norte e Sul e os palácios de Tajin Chico. Tem sido o sítio arqueológico mais importante e atração turística em Veracruz, O nome El Tajin refere-se a um trovão ou um raio e os doze deuses do trovão habitam as ruínas.

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Tampico, Mexico

Plaza in Tampico, Tamaulipas, México

Tampico is located in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, México 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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