World Heritage

El Tajín, Prehispanic City

Veracruz

Located in the State of Veracruz, the city of The Tajín comprises a series of public squares and pyramids richly ornamented, of which the most known is the 'Pyramid of the Niches' that constitutes an outstanding expression of the universal architecture. By v...

Historic Centre of Morelia

Michoacán

It is an outstanding example of urban planning of the 16th century in America, since its grid layout combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. The Baroque style of its numerous monuments is expres...

Pre-hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

Chiapas

A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the Usumacinta River. The elgance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpt...

Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

Ciudad de México

The settlements in Mexico and Xochimilco are eloquent tests of the creative spirit and of man’s effort, to form a habitat starting from islands won to an extensive lake....

Campeche

Campeche is a model of harbour town from the Spanish colonial period whose historic centre is still surrounded by defensive walls. Its system of fortifications,
settled down by the Spaniards to protect the ports on the Caribbean Sea&n...

Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

Oaxaca

The layout of the ancient city of Antequera (Oaxaca) was the first one built on a grid pattern in the New Spain. It conserves one of the richest ensembles of civil and religious architecture of the Continent, many of them artistic and arch...

Historic Centre of Puebla

Puebla

The original physical and space layout of the city of Puebla, founded in 1531, is conserved unaffected in its volumes and proportions. The European and American fusion could develop here, in the viceregal time, an own and unique physiognomy in its civil and religious ...

Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

Guanajuato

Located at the bottom of a narrow and serpentine valley, Guanajuato was the world's leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. This fact propitiated the construction of great religious, civil and industrial properties; also tunnels, preys, hacienda...

Pre-hispanic City of Chichén-Itzá

Yucatán

This site is the most important urban centre in the vast Mayan cultural region. It reached its maximum splendor between A.D. 1000 and 1200. It contains some of the masterpieces of the prehispanic architecture of the south of Mexico, as the Ball Court of colossal dimensions...

Historic Centre of Zacatecas

Zacatecas

In the second half of the 16th century and along the 17th, Zacatecas was the main mining centre of the New Spain. In its irregular layout, formed by small open spaces, streets, alleys in ramp or staggered, an important number of big monuments were built. The prof...

Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro

Querétaro

This cultural property is a magnificent example of a New Spain’s settlement whose layout integrates the twisting alleys of the Indian quarters with the rigid Spanish geometry, symbolizing this way its multi-ethnic character. It is also endowed with a wealth...

Pre-hispanic Town of Uxmal

Yucatán

One of the most extraordinary examples in the Mayan architecture is in the village of Uxmal. The architectural ensemble constitutes a unique manifestation for its composition, constructive and ornamental characteristics, that particularly materialized in the buildings of Las&nb...

Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes

Chihuahua

The exceptional archaeological vestige of the urban ensemble of Paquimé, bears eloquent and abundant witness to an important element in the cultural evolution of North America, and in particular to commercial and cultural links with other pre-Hispanic communiti...

Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

Veracruz

Tlacotalpan is a river port near the Gulf coast of Mexico that has preserved its urban fabric to a remarkable degree. It constitutes a singular example of settlement and typical architecture of the Caribbean region. Its outstanding character lies in its townscape of w...

Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche

Campeche

Calakmul well preserved and unaltered Mayan capital city, is located in the region of the low lands of the south part of the country. It was one of the two most important Mayan cities along twelve centuries, until the centre of power moved to Yucatan. It provides cruc...

Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Guanajuato

The village of San Miguel el Grande was first established in the 16th century, as a fortified town, to protect the en trance to the north of the Royal Inland Road....

Prehispanic City of Teotihuacan

Estado de México

Teotihuacan “the place where the gods were created” is the most important city of the ancient Mexico, also considered as one of the most powerful cultural centres in Mesoamerica. Its unquestionable universal value is appreciated in the geometric disposition of its u...



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