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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Tlacotalpan

Tlacotalpan, Mexico

Colorful Tlacotalpan, México

Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the estado de Veracruz, México. Tlacotalpan is a World Heritage Site, chosen in 1998 because of the architecture which reflects the fusion of Spanish and Caribbean in its wide streets, houses in many colors, and beautiful old trees in both public and private spaces. The name is from the language Najuatl and it meansplace between two rivers.

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Los Tuxtlas

LosTuxtlas, Mexico

LosTuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, México

Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve is located in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas mountain range on the southeastern coast of Veracruz, México. The Sierra de los Tuxtlas contains volcanos mostly extinct but the San Martin Tuxtla erupted as recently as 1793. Hundreds of cinder cones can be found throughout the Sierra.

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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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Cordoba

Cordoba, Mexico

Cordoba, México

Cordoba is a city and a large municipality in the center of the state of Veracruz, México. It has a warm and humid climate and has existed since 1618 and was originally built by the Spanish for protection from rebelling slaves.

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Catemaco

Catemaco, Mexico

Catemaco, México

Catemaco is a small town located on the freshwater lake Laguna Catemaco in south central Veracruz, México. Catemaco has a reputation for theCatemaco Brujos,” practioners of witchcraft with commercial interests who reside there and celebrateCongreso Internacional de Brujosevery March.

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