Landmarks in Mexico

Chichen Itza

Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, some reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northerntop

El Castillo

Yucatan, Mexico
El Castillo
Built by the Maya civilization sometime between the 11th and 13th centuries AD, "El Castillo" served as a temple to the god Kukulcan.top

Monument to Enrico Martinez

Mexico City, Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico
Monument to Enrico Martinez
In 1607, Enrico Martinez was given the difficult task of draining the valley surrounding Mexico City to prevent flooding. The job was not successful, but was the beginning of the end for the lakes that made up the old Aztec city.top

National Palace

Mexico City, Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico
National Palace
The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec empire, and much of the current palace's building materials are from the original one that belonged to Moctezumatop

Zocalo

Mexico City, Mexico Distrito Federal, Mexico
Zocalo
The Zocalo is the main plaza or square in the historic center of Mexico City. Also known as the "Main Square" or "Arms Square," today its formal name is Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square) from the Cadiz Constitution of 1812.top


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