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La Iglesia de los Remedios at the pyramid's peak, with a backdrop of the Popocatepetl volcano.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
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A coati atop the Pyramid of El Tepozteco
Tepoztlán, Mexico

El Tepozteco

High atop a Mexican rainforest mountain, this ancient pyramid once drew pilgrims countries away.
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(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
19.3102, -99.1429
Diego and Frida's houses, connected by a bridge
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
19.3496, -99.1973
The Art Deco Cine Opera
Mexico City, Mexico

Cine Ópera

This crumbling Art Deco movie palace in Mexico City has been abandoned for two decades.
19.4404, -99.1589
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
19.4096, -99.2224
The restaurant and the topiaries.
San Miguel Ameyalco, Mexico

La Escondida

A fairy garden in an old hotel hidden in La Marquesa forest.
19.2999, -99.4084
Huasca de Ocampo, Mexico

Los Prismas Basálticos Waterfalls

Two waterfalls flow down the cliff faces decorated with rare natural basalt columns.
20.2363, -98.5609
Cosmovitral
Toluca, Mexico

Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

Stained glass windows bathe this botanical garden in cosmic light.
19.2936, -99.6537
Las Pozas
Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas

Extraordinary sculpture garden created by an eccentric English poet.
21.3842, -98.9925
La Rotonda del Mar
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
20.6114, -105.2346
The raw power of 600,000 candles
Mazatlán, Mexico

El Faro de Mazatlán

From Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego, you won't find any lighthouse higher than this one.
23.1813, -106.4255
Ángela Peralta Theater
Mazatlán, Mexico

Ángela Peralta Theater

This restored opera house is named after a soprano known for tragic romance, exile, and a truly uncomfortable wedding.
23.1956, -106.4219
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
21.0162, -101.2566
The World's Smallest Mummy
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
21.0198, -101.2662
A prominent feature of the Havana skyline
Havana, Cuba

Bacardi Building

After the Cuban Revolution, the famous rum company had to leave their swanky headquarters behind.
23.1389, -82.3573
Hotel Nacional at dusk.
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Once a favorite playground for the world's most illustrious guests, Hotel Nacional's secret weapons and bunkers reveal a more menacing side to its golden history.
23.1431, -82.3806
Hemingway's typewriter.
Havana, Cuba

Finca Vigía

The house that birthed The Old Man and The Sea is now a museum devoted to the old man who wrote it.
23.0676, -82.2960
Ministry of Interior building, adorned with a steel sculpture of Che Guevara
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
23.1243, -82.3859
Havana, Cuba

John Lennon Statue

His music once banned in Communist Cuba, John Lennon is now imortalized in bronze by Castro, who considers Lennon a "fellow dreamer."
23.1319, -82.3998
View from the Temple of the Cross
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

An elaborate Mayan city shrouded in alien conspiracy revealed the tomb of Pacal the Great.
17.4876, -92.0428
Mausoleum and monuments
Havana, Cuba

Colón Cemetery

In terms of history and architecture, this is one of the most remarkable cemeteries in the world.
23.1231, -82.3996
Nature attempts to reclaim what's left of the Tropical Garden's structures.
Havana, Cuba

Los Jardines de la Tropical

A Spanish-style estate that has traded black ties for rock concerts.
23.1056, -82.4085
Rusty wrecks in Tikal
Tikal, Guatemala

Archaeologists' Abandoned Camp

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17.2240, -89.6227