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Yanga, Mexico

'El Yanga'

A statue of the former enslaved person considered the "first liberator of the Americas" stands in the town named after him.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Mexica Sculpture Museum Dr. Eusebio Davalos Hurtado

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

Ex Hacienda de Santa Águeda

The grounds of this former dairy hacienda now contain an entire town inspired by Tuscany, Italy.
Jalpan de Serra, Mexico

Museo Histórico de la Sierra Gorda (Historical Museum of the Sierra Gorda)

The building that houses this museum is as historic as its collection.
Mina, Mexico

Boca de Potrerillos

A mysterious, ancient collection of pre-Hispanic petroglyphs hidden deep in the Mexican desert.
Puebla, Mexico

Casa del Títere (House of Puppets)

A former factory hosts an amazing collection of Mexican marionettes.
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.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican Calendars Exhibition at the Soumaya Museum

This collection of promotional calendars preserves a staple of mid-century Mexican pop art.
Cancún, Mexico

El Rey Ruins

A small collection of iguana-infested ruins hides amid Cancún's bustling hotel zone.
Barranca, Mexico

La Joya Honda

Legend has it thieves once stashed their treasures in this crater in the Mexican desert.
Mexico City, Mexico

SCOP Center

Murals made with millions of colorful stones adorn the abandoned building.
San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico

Alebrijes of San Martín Tilcajete

This Oaxacan town is known for its colorful fantastical creatures hand-carved by local artisans.
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Son of the Tree of the Night of Sorrows

A sapling of the legendary tree where conquistador Hernán Cortés sat and wept after an Aztec uprising.
Chignahuapan, Mexico

Iglesia del Honguito

Visit this small Mexican church to pray to a mushroom that is supposedly marked with the image of Christ.
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue.
Mexico

Chinkultic

The Acropolis of this little-visited Mayan archaeological site offers great views of Chiapas’s Lake District.
Mexico City, Mexico

Moctezuma's Treasure

It's believed this golden brick is part of the legendary lost Aztec treasure.
Mexico City, Mexico

Secretariat of Public Education Murals

Diego Rivera hid various people and symbols in his first large-scale mural project.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramid of Cuicuilco

This ancient structure was built by a mysterious civilization that was largely destroyed by a volcanic eruption.
Mexico City, Mexico

Café La Habana

This old-school cafe is famous for serving coffee, chilaquiles, and the Cuban Revolution.
San Juan de la Vega, Mexico

Festival of the Exploding Hammers

There is nothing like a religious festival celebrated with blow-up sledgehammers.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Hacienda del Cochero

Peaceful gardens hide an underground torture museum.
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.