Great cities of Mexico

Great cities, great culture, great country

Our country is known for being great. Great artisans, great smiles, great songs you never forget, great passionate hearts, grat natural landscapes and of course great cities built under the vision and work of great Mexicans.

 

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Walking through any of these great cities of Mexico is like taking a trip through our history and culture  and relive the ancient empires that for many years dominated  the Mexican lands. Join us in this tour through the most impressive cities ever built in our beautiful country, and when you have the opportunity do not hesitate to visit them.

 

Place where men become gods
Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in Mesoamerica during the pre-Hispanic eraLittle is known about the origins of this city, however the pyramids of the Sun and Moon are the most visited of Mexico

 

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Photo by Jorge Landeros

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Photo by Giulia Fiori

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The sacred mountain
Inhabited centuries ago by Zapotecs and Mixtecs, Monte Albán was the most important ceremonial center of the Zapotec culture. It is located on a hill whose top was flattened by the first culture that lived and is a place that will linger in the beautiful land of Oaxaca forever.

 

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Photo by Rony Mecattaf

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Photo by Fabien Dany

 

The tree times built

Architecture and history are two things that can be seen on the great Uxmal, which was one of the most important pre-Hispanic capitals of the ancient Mayan culture in Mexico.

 

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Photo by Erwin Damming

 

City of Thunder

Hidden in the middle of the the jungle in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin was centuries ago the great capital of the Totonac culture. With impressive buildings of unique architecture, is today one of the most visited archaeological sites in the country.

 

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Photo by Luiz Felipe Castro

 

At the edge of the Itza’s well

It is the most popular city of the Mayan culture and considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Chichén Itzá is a mix of Maya and Toltec wisdom, perfection and test of the architectural advances of our ancestors.

 

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Simply by walking through one of our cities we can remember how great we are. To walk through the cities where our ancestors lived make us feel that we are part of a great history that makes us who we are. Now that you’ve read a little about these great cities in Mexico, do not hesitate to go out and explore for yourself.

 

Deborah Iruegas
Writer, editor & photographer seeking inspiration in nature and music.