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Mexico City, Mexico

Skull Rack of the Great Temple

A disquieting Aztec sculpture displays hundreds of stone skulls representing the victims of human sacrifice.
Mexico City, Mexico

Serpents of the Great Temple

These spectacular, symbolic serpents lie within the shadow of the Great Temple.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

This museum houses two of Mexico's most impressive Aztec monoliths.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
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.
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Gran Stupa Bön Para la Paz Mundial

One of the oldest and largest Buddhist structures in the Americas, located in a peaceful forest outside Mexico City.
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Ahuehuete Multicentenario

This beloved, centuries-old tree stands at the center of a small park dotted with archaeological artifacts.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

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

The Pyramid of El Cerrito

The ruins of an ancient pyramid built by the mysterious Chupícuaro civilization.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Barrio de Guadalupe Street Art

Colonial architecture meets urban art in this sprawling open-air gallery.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Fábrica La Aurora

This art shopping center still boasts pieces of its past as a textile factory.
San Felipe, Mexico

Hacienda del Jaral de Berrios

During its heyday, the massive estate boasted its own railroad station and post office.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house European sovereigns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

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

Sótano de las Golondrinas (Cave of Swallows)

The largest cave shaft in the world is home to thousands of birds and popular with BASE jumpers.
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.