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Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

A beautiful example of 18th-century engineering still standing tall.
Uayma, Mexico

Santo Domingo de Guzman Church and Convent

This one-of-a-kind convent boasts a kaleidoscopic exterior of stars and double-headed eagles.
Actopan, Mexico

Open Chapel Murals of Actopan

These nearly 500-year-old scenes are largely faded by the ravages of time, yet still maintain their power to horrify.
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.
Campeche, Mexico

Fort of San José el Alto

Half-hidden by grassy slopes, this striking Spanish colonial fort is now a museum of underwater archaeology.
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Nieves Exóticas of Jardín Principal

Meat and seafood are part of the frozen dessert flavors available at these legendary street stands.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

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

Cerro de las Campanas (Hill of Bells)

When struck, the strange stones in this park ring like bells.
Concá, Mexico

El Árbol Milenario

A fairytale-like grove with a crystal-clear spring bubbling under the shade of a massive ancient tree.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa de los Azulejos

Once home to an aristocratic family and a workers' organization, this intricately tiled building now houses a chain restaurant.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman

Found down a long dirt road, a sacred Mexican cenote and 18th-century hacienda remain hidden.
Pomuch, Mexico

Pomuch Cemetery

Once a year in Pomuch, the dead are taken out for a cleaning.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Mexico City, Mexico

Xoloitzcuintles of the Dolores Olmedo Museum

A small pack of an ancient, hairless breed of dog once believed to guide souls through the underworld lives on its grounds.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Chichen Itza, 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.
Mexico City, Mexico

Santuario Nacional del Angel de la Santa Muerte

A church dedicated to the Mexican skeleton saint.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

66,000 pieces of art, donated by one of the world's richest men.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas

Extraordinary sculpture garden created by an eccentric English poet.
Salvador, Brazil

Elevador Lacerda

This public elevator links the lower city to the upper city of Salvador.