城市韦拉克鲁斯

Veracruz, Mexico

韦拉克鲁斯, 墨西哥

The city of Veracruz is a port on the Gulf of 墨西哥 in the state of Veracruz, 墨西哥. 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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奥里萨巴

奥里萨巴 is located 20 miles from 科尔多瓦, its sister city, in the 韦拉克鲁斯州, 墨西哥. 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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塔钦

El Tajín, Mexico

El Tajín, 墨西哥

塔钦 is located in the municipality of Papantla, northwest of the port city Veracruz, in the state of Veracruz, 墨西哥. 塔钦 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 塔钦 refers to thunder or a lightening bolt and the twelve gods of thunderstorm inhabit the ruins.

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