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Ranked #1 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: ; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums

The huge  National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec (Grasshopper) Park in Mexico City is one of the most extensive of its kind in the world.  There are numerous rooms that... more »

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Ranked #2 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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This extremely ornate 17th-century chapel is part of the Santo Domingo Church.
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Teotihuacan World Heritage Site (San Juan Teotihuacan)
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Ranked #3 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Libraries; History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
The Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon dominate the ruins of what was once the sixth largest city in the world.
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Pyramid of the Sun (San Juan Teotihuacan)
Ranked #4 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Ranked #5 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: ASLI Spanish Language Institute is a professional language school devoted to quality and personal attention. It specializes... more » Owner description: ASLI Spanish Language Institute is a professional language school devoted to quality and personal attention. It specializes in the Spanish language and the culture of Latin America. The institute includes comfortable and attractive conference rooms, small group classrooms, free internet access, and a cafeteria. It is located in Cuernavaca, in Morelos state. « less
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #7 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural

Regarded as the symbol of San Miguel, this pastel pink and orange neo-Gothic confection dates from the late 19th century and is said to have been built by an indigenous stonemason... more »

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Chapultepec Castle (Mexico City)
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Ranked #8 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now... more » Owner description: This 18th-century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo Nacional de Historia. « less
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Ranked #9 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Huasteca Potosina (San Luis Potosi)
Ranked #10 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
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Museo de Arte Popular (Mexico City)
Ranked #12 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums; Outdoors

One of the newer museums opened to revive the historic centre and housed in a former art deco fire station. Well-displayed tribute to Mexico's exuberant folk and popular arts and... more »

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Ranked #13 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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El Tajin (Papantla)
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Ranked #14 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
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Ranked #15 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Mask Museum (San Miguel de Allende)
Ranked #16 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Ranked #17 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Ranked #18 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Ranked #19 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Surrealist garden with sculptures by English Artist Edward James in midst of the jungle.
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Ranked #20 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Located in an old monastery, this museum has a unique collection of indigenous artwork.
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Ranked #21 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Category: Ancient Ruins; History Museums; Museums

This is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of a modern day, partial excavation of "The Great Temple" of preHispanic civilization.  It begins with... more »

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Ranked #22 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure,... more » Owner description: Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria. By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patiño created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks –seemingly confected of living jewels—and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.Since the museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1994, its greatest treasure is its painting. The world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are housed here permanently and are adored by the legions of visitors who flock to admire them. There is, as well, a collection of the woodcuts and book illustrations by Russo-French painter Angelina Beloff, Rivera’s companion during his early years as a budding painter in Europe. « less
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Coyoacan (Mexico City)
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Ranked #23 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls; Cultural
Owner description: Coyoacan, a former village and now one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City, is a historic center. It is a popular place to... more » Owner description: Coyoacan, a former village and now one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City, is a historic center. It is a popular place to visit, especially on weekends, because many of the original layouts, plazas and narrow streets have been preserved and date from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. « less
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Ranked #24 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Owner description: This early 20th-century building is part Moorish, part Roman and part Greek and is one of the city's more noticeable... more » Owner description: This early 20th-century building is part Moorish, part Roman and part Greek and is one of the city's more noticeable landmarks. « less
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Ranked #25 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Ranked #26 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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This huge baroque-style cathedral dominates the town's main square and is one of Puebla's most recognizable landmarks.
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Ranked #27 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a... more » Owner description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a famous panoramic mural of Mexican history by Diego Rivera. « less
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Edificio de Correos (Mexico City)
Ranked #28 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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This museum has a huge collection of artwork ranging from ancient times to the present.
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Ranked #30 of 907 attractions in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
The designated location of many of Mexico's older colonial structures.
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