City of Veracruz

Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, Mexic

The city of Veracruz is a port on the Gulf of Mexic in the state of Veracruz, Mexic. 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.

(Foto Via: WikiCommons)

El Tajin

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajin, Mexic

El Tajin este situat în municipiul de Papantla, nord-vest de orașul-port Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, Mexic. El Tajin was named a World Heritage Site in 1992 din cauza arhitecturii sale și importanță culturală. Printre monumentele sale antice este faimoasa Piramida nișe, Grupul Arroyo, de Ballcourts Nord și de Sud, precum și palatele Tajin Chico. Acesta a fost cel mai important sit arheologic și atracție turistică în Veracruz, Numele El Tajin se referă la Thunder sau un șurub fulger și cei doisprezece zei ai furtună locuiesc ruinele.

(Foto Via: WikiCommons)

Tampico

Tampico, Mexico

Plaza in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexic

Tampico is located in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexic 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.

(Foto Via: WikiCommons)