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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

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

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

Aztec Serpent Head Cornerstone

On a cornerstone of the City Museum is the head of a monstrous serpent stolen from an Aztec pyramid 400 years ago.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

'Tomb of the Years' at Tenayuca Pyramid

An archaeological museum at the Aztec pyramid displays signs of the New Fire ritual performed every 52 years.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Pyramids of Tenayuca

A barbarous band of serpents guard the bases of these Aztec temples.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

The Pyramid of Santa Cecilia Acatitlán

This partially reconstructed Aztec pyramid gives a glimpse of what its larger counterparts would have looked like.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Mexica Sculpture Museum Dr. Eusebio Davalos Hurtado

The 19th-century hacienda house is filled with Aztec sculptures.
Mexico City, Mexico

José Luis Cuevas Museum

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

Mercado de Sonora

Superstitious? Discover the witchy side of Mexico through its largest esoteric market.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Popular

An airy Art Deco space devoted to the weird and wonderful folk art traditions of Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de la Medicina Mexicana

A scientific repository of goiters, boils and other ailments throughout Mexican history.
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

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

Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada

Psychedelic murals coat the inside of a nondescript research library.
Mexico City, Mexico

Serpents of the Great Temple

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

Pyramids of Tlatelolco

These haunting ruins of a 700-year-old Prehispanic city have witnessed centuries of wars and massacres.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Xipe Totec'

This neon installation is a tribute to a Mexica god, who gave his skin to humanity.
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

Café La Habana

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

Mercado San Juan

CDMX's home for the world's culinary delights.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Pulque y las Pulquerías

Explore the history of Mexico's lesser-known ancient alcoholic beverage.
Mexico City, Mexico

Audiorama Parque España

This tiny garden was built specifically to provide a place of peace and serenity away from the busy city streets.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.
Mexico City, Mexico

Emo War of Metro Insurgentes

In 2008, this Mexico City metro station was the site of an hours-long fight between emo, punk, and goth groups.