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Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Toulouse, France

Church of the Jacobins' Little Crushed Man

There is a strange little carving of a person seemingly crushed by a pillar behind the remains of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Villahermosa, Mexico

'La Ceiba' Water Tank

The majestic, sacred tree is represented on this piece of public infrastructure.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

A beautiful example of 18th-century engineering still standing tall.
Papantla de Olarte, Mexico

Monumento al Volador (Monument to the Flyer)

A massive yet whimsical statue pays homage to the art and joy of "flight."
Mexico City, Mexico

Hotel Camino Real Polanco

This hotel is an amazing example of the Escuela Tapatía de Arquitectura movement.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Convento de la Santa Cruz (Convent of Santa Cruz)

This historic Mexican convent is home to a tree that grows crucifix-like thorns.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Palace Atetelco

This pre-Hispanic apartment complex also includes ancestral paintings that point to its military past.
Monterrey, Mexico

Palacio del Obispado (Bishopric Palace)

One of Monterrey's oldest buildings is perched atop a hill boasting impressive views of the city.
Zacatecas, Mexico

Mausoleum of Illustrious People

This grand yet little-visited tomb seems almost carved into the hill it sits on.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Quetzalpapálotl Palace

Dating back to the second century, vestiges of prehispanic mural paintings are found in this underground palace.
Palenque, Mexico

Scarlet Macaws of Palenque

After becoming locally extinct, this esteemed avian now flies free in the forests around the ancient ruins.
Zacatecas, Mexico

Mina El Edén Rock and Mineral Museum

The spectacular subterranean collection includes dazzling minerals, including a piece of "kryptonite."
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

Zócalo Metro Models

These subterranean models show Mexico City's central square during three different eras.
Morelia, Mexico

Morelia Aqueduct Water Box

This feature of the city's aqueduct has achieved numismatic fame thanks to its appearance on Mexican banknotes.
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

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

Templo de San Antonio

This ornate church designed by a self-taught architect is an eclectic masterpiece in the heart of Central Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

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

Nieves Exóticas of Jardín Principal

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

Rabbit Skull Relief

The enigmatic skull gazes out over the ruins of a once-great Mayan city.
Uruapan, Mexico

Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio (Cupatitzio Canyon National Park)

One of Mexico's rare urban natural parks features waterfalls and a working fish farm.
Mexico City, Mexico

Garden Santa Fe

The underground mall's skylights look like they could be part of a spaceship.
Mexico City, Mexico

Coatlicue Statue

Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.