Previous

Mexico

Next

1985/2018

First/Last visit:

Number of visits:

Personal Rating:

3

25/193

UNESCO Sites visited:

23/35

Places Visited:

Mexico City, Xochimilco, Tijuana, Ensenada, Loreto, Durango, Torreon, Saltillo, Monterrey, Mazatlan, Tepic, Puerto Vallarta, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Tequila, Puebla,Cholula, Cuernavaca, Taxco, Papantla, Velacruz, Tuxpan, Tampico, Tlacotalpan, Ciudad del Carmen, Progreso, Chetumal, Izamal, Merida, Campeche, Calakmul, Chetumal, Villahermosa, San Christobal de las Casas.

Highlights:

Mexico City National Anthropology museum with the Aztec Sun Stone, Frida Kahlo museum with long queues, Plaza Garibaldi, the Historic Centre UNESCO with Cathedral Municipal and Palacio Nacional on the Zocalo (second largest Plaza in the world after the Red square), Torre Latinoamericana, Castillo and Bosque de Chapultepec, with museums and zoo, Paseo de la Reforma flanked by skyscrapers, shops and restaurants, also the Angel of Independance column, Calle Madero and the House of the Tiles. Xochimilco canals UNESCO with the bizarre island of the Dolls. Diego Rivera Mural museum. Ciudad Universitaria UNESCO. Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky. Luis Barragan House and Studio UNESCO. Teotihuacan UNESCO with two large pyramids. Aequeduct of Padre Tembleque UNESCO. Historic centre of Puebla UNESCO with a great cathedral, and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, Capilla del Rosario. Xochicalco pre-hispanic fortified city ruins UNESCO. The silver town of Taxco with awesome mountain views, and cobbled streets, church of Santa Prisca. Historic centre of Morelia UNESCO, cathedral with fine baroque style facade. Monarch butterfly colonies, a great spectacle UNESCO. Guadalajara Hospicio Cabanas UNESCO with Orozco's famous Man of Fire painting. Agave cultivation and visit of distilleries in Tequila UNESCO. Zacatecas not to miss the cable car over the city with great views and the Cathedral. San Luis Potosi Cathedral and beautiful Templo del Carmen. The well preserved Spanish colonial town of Queretaro UNESCO, go to Felipe church and the aqueduct. Puerto Vallarta on Bahia de Banderas with a nice Malecon. Mazatlan old town with Plaza Machado with Playa Bruja in the north of the city, also Las Labradas with mostly animal petroglyphs. Isolated Durango with many museums and a cable car. Saltillo's cathedral has a nice facade and Aztec carvings.Cosmopolitan Monterrey has fine museums and Paseo Santa Lucia. Tampico Huasteca museum. Tuxpan Mexican-Cuban friendship museum. The ancient city of El Tajin UNESCO. Papantla, an indigenous city in a vanilla growing region that makes a good stopover. Veracruz Zocalo is very busy in the evenings, Naval museum, San Juan de Ulua colonial fortress that can be reached by a lancha. Pre-Hispanic towns of Uxmal and Chichen Itza.Historic fort town of Campeche UNESCO. Izamal la Ciudad Amrilla with tons of golden paint on its colonial buildings, plus a great Franciscan monastery. Merida is the cultural capital of Yucatan, Plaza Grande with Casa Montejo, Cathedral de San Ildefonso, Grand Museo del Mundo Maya. The beaches and dive sites of Isla Cozumel and Isla Holbox. The ancient Maya ruins of Calakmul UNESCO, rival city of Tikal in Guatemala. San Christobal de las Casas with cobbled streets and markets, one of the most relaxing colonial towns in Mexico.Well preserved Maya Ruins of Palenque UNESCO, in jungle-like surroundings. Agua Azul and Misot-Ha waterfalls, both a breathtaking sight.