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Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Mausoleum of José Alfredo Jiménez

A tomb in the shape of a traditional Mexican hat and shawl for the father of modern rancheras.
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.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Atotonilco, Mexico

Santuario de Atotonilco

The walls and ceilings of the "Mexican Sistine Chapel" are almost completely covered with mural, sculpture, inscriptions and oil paintings.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Don Sshinda Collection

An artisanal toy-maker’s works are highlighted in this museum dedicated to the craft of toys.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Acequia Madre

The remains of a centuries-old water system that inspired local legends of secret tunnels.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo

This baroque wonder is filled with a trove of artistic treasures.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Museo del Calendario (Calendar Museum)

The world's first museum of its kind is packed with nostalgic relics of the past.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

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

Parroquia of Santiago Archive

A hidden room within the church displays an amazing collection of old choir books.
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.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Zacatecana House Museum

This eerily opulent residential museum is home to a haunting local legend.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

El Charco del Ingenio (The Mill Puddle)

This botanical garden boasts sculptures, industrial ruins, and an endorsement from the Dalai Lama.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Fábrica La Aurora

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

Barrio de Guadalupe Street Art

Colonial architecture meets urban art in this sprawling open-air gallery.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Hierve El Agua

This beautifully deceptive waterfall is something far different from what it appears to be.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Reyes Etla, Mexico

Santuario del Señor de las Peñas

This small church is surrounded by a landscape filled with hidden Zapotec ruins.
San Agustín Etla, Mexico

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (Arts Center of San Agustín)

The former textile factory is now an oasis for the arts.
Monte Albán, Mexico

Monte Albán

These sacred Mesoamerican ruins feature peculiar petroglyphs hidden in the stones.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Itanoní

In a quiet residential neighborhood, one restaurant fights to preserve heirloom corn, one tortilla at a time.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca

This amazing collection includes rare stamps from around the world, including fluorescent ones.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Post Mortem Chapel

The ruins of an abandoned church mingle with the graves at Oaxaca’s General Cemetery.