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Mexcaltitán de Uribe, Mexico

Mexicaltitán de Uribe

Legend says this tiny ancient island is the lost ancestral homeland of the Aztecs.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Animals of Parque España

Some charming, but sadly, unloved animal statues call this park home.
Mexico City, Mexico

José Luis Cuevas Museum

Its most enigmatic sculpture is a giantess with a ghostly face on her knee.
Mexico City, Mexico

Metro Auditorio

This Mexico City subway station will make you feel like you've been transported to the London Underground.
Mexico City, Mexico

National Center for the Arts (CENART)

This architectural wonder of Mexico City houses several art schools and national research centers.
Mexico City, Mexico

'El Perfil del Tiempo'

A "time traveler's" vision of human history stretches throughout Mexico City's Copilco metro station.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ottoman Clock

This clock was gifted to Mexico as a show of gratitude for its long history of welcoming Arab migrants.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Universitario del Chopo (Chopo University Museum)

This industrial Art Nouveau gem is a historic hotspot for Mexican counterculture.
Mexico City, Mexico

Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Get a privileged view over Mexico City's Historic Center from a terrace right in its heart.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Loreto

One of the world's richest men bought this former paper factory and transformed it into a mall.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Dolores Olmedo

This extraordinary art museum is like a secret world on the edge of Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

Café La Habana

This old-school cafe is famous for serving coffee, chilaquiles, and the Cuban Revolution.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
Izamal, Mexico

Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua)

Its sunny hues are believed to have inspired the town's color palette.
Tinum, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Tikal, Guatemala

Howler Monkeys of Tikal

These roaring primates were considered a divine creature in the cosmology of the Maya.
Tikal, Guatemala

Spider Monkeys of Tikal

Monkeys inhabit the lush forest surrounding ancient Mayan ruins once considered sacred.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
Crucecita, Mexico

La Crucecita Church Murals

An eclectic blend of esoteric imagery covers its interior.
Monte Albán, Mexico

Monte Albán

These sacred Mesoamerican ruins feature peculiar petroglyphs hidden in the stones.
Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Pater Noster

Dozens of elegant ceramic tiles decorate these ancient walls, each displaying the Lord's Prayer in a different language.
Nabi Samwil, Israel

Prophet Samuel's Tomb

This ancient tomb in the West Bank is a holy site for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike.
Jerusalem, Israel

The Austrian Hospice

This unassuming oasis elevated just above the busy streets of Jerusalem offers one of the best views of the Old City.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.