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    Teotihuacàn, the piramides

    by gwened Updated Nov 22, 2014

    A wonderful site, had family from Mexico take me there a while back arriving very early, and finally dig out some photos to tell a tip. LIke those photos. admission is 59 pesos MXN.

    The town of Teotihuacàn was built around 200BC and was lived until its end around the 6C and 7C AD. At its height in the first half of the 1C AD, Teotihuacan was the largest city in all of the precolombus América. The city was in the actual limits of the municipalities of San Juan Teotihuacán and San Martín de las Pirámides, in the State of Mexico about 40 kms from Mexico city (DF).

    The central alley of the city is call the "alley of the dead" still lined with impressive ceremonial architecture, including the towering pyramid of the Sun completed in 100AD and the second largest pyramid in the new world , pyramid of the Moon, the temple of Quetzalcoatl or temple of the snake with feathers and numerous palaces and temples of lesser importance. The pyramid of the Sun was built above the grotto, features five-degree slope. 65 meters high, it forms approximately a square of 225 meters. the alley of the Dead leads you to the pyramid of the moon high of 46 meters, behind which lurks an ancient volcano, Cerro Gordo. Front of the building lies the place of the Moon, bordered by platforms that meet rigorous symmetry. Taking the alley of the dead to the South at the intersection with the main East-West thoroughfare, stands a huge complex that archaeologists call the Citadel. The Citadel occupies a surface area of 160,000 m² and form an enclosure of 400 meters, which gives it the appearance of a Citadel, although it has no function of defence.

    The place is UNESCO world heritage site
    http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/414/
    for mexico df info on it
    http://www.visitmexico.com/en/teotihuacan

    the State of Mexico (which Mexico city is part of as well) is here on it in Spanish
    http://portal2.edomex.gob.mx/covate/san_juan_teotihuacan/index.htm
    and more in Spanish from cultural ministry
    http://www.teotihuacan.inah.gob.mx/

    pyramid of the Moon pyramid of the Sun
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    Merida

    by roamer61 Updated Oct 18, 2014

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    Merida is the Capital of the Province of Yucatan in Mexico and was also the coloniel capital of the region. Today one sees many building from the 16th through early 19th Century.
    Amongst them are the many mansions of the Spanish Elite who ruled the city. The one in the photo dates to the late 18th century and today houses the Merida Museum of Anthropology. A small admissions fee is charged.

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    Fortress San Felipe

    by gwened Written Jul 9, 2014

    a wonderful shell stone fortress overlooking the bay of Chetumal. wonderful views from it, historical and a museum Inside. The castle was began in 1725 and finished in 1733 by the previous governor of the state in colonial times.

    The museum was created in 1965 but open in 1983.
    built in the 17C, then part of the war of the Castes,and now a museum Cost:$5 and times are Tuesdays to Thursdays ,and Sundays from9h to19H

    more here in spanish
    http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/museo-de-san-felipe-bacalar.html

    The fortress is impressive well kept and the museum is nice ,wonderful stop in the coastal town of Bacalar

    inside fortress, the museum main drawbridge to fortress San Felipe arriving San Felipe from coastal road main door to fortress San Felipe
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    Cenote Azul

    by gwened Written Jul 9, 2014

    this is heavens, a huge lake with 90 meters deep water good for all water activities includin swimming in a forest like ideal location in Bacalar near Chutemal.

    It is about 4 kms from the center of Bacalar that you can reach along the road Costera Bacalar or by the Hwy 307.

    It has about 360m by 165m and surrounded by heavy forest vegetation as well as the lagoon of Bacalar starts a few meters beyond that. Its name comes from its blue color and great depth.

    The site is dangerous but very popular with scuba diving enthusiast . You can, also, swim and do canoing. At its banks you have a wonderful restaurant.

    Open every day from 8h to 17h and on high season from until 20h.

    entrance cenote azul entrance cenote azul parking cenote azul the lake at cenote azul entering store boutique ,resto cenote azul
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    Museo de Sitio de Cholula

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    Very cool little museum next to the Great Pyramid and the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios. Great addition to the main site with information in both English and Spanish. There are also murals that show what the pyramids used to look like.

    Mural outside A great model of the pyramid and church Murals inside Murals inside
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    The Great Pyramid of Cholula

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    Very close to Puebla and a must see if you are in that area. The church on top is beautiful, the views are phenomenal, and the pyramids are also great. Underneath the pyramids are tunnels that are really cool to walk through. All around are little shops and other museums dedicated to this site. So glad I got to see this. It is very difficult to find directions to this or to get help from a GPS. Just go to Cholula and you will see the church on the hill. Also, signs in Cholula lead to the pyramide. Parking is very cheap and you may even find free parking. Also of note, if you pay for a ticket to the pyramids, everything is included (the other nearby museums dedicated to the site and the tunnels). It cost around $4 or $5 per person. When you get to the tunnels, you will be asked if you want to pay more for a tour guide. They aren't real pushy, but I don't think a guide is necessary unless you are alone and spooked out underneath there.

    Pyramid Pyramid ruins, church in the background. Pyramid An area for sacrifices Long tunnels underneath
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    Church of Our Lady of Remedies in Cholula

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    Very close to Puebla and a must see if you are in that area. The church itself is beautiful, the views are phenomenal, and the pyramids underneath are great. Underneath the pyramids are tunnels that are really cool to walk through. All around are little shops and other museums dedicated to this site. So glad I got to see this. It is very difficult to find directions to this or to get help from a GPS. Just go to Cholula and you will see the site on the hill. Also, signs in Cholula lead to the pyramide. Parking is very cheap and you may even find free parking. Also of note, if you pay for a ticket to the pyramids, everything is included (the other nearby museums dedicated to the site and the tunnels). When you get to the tunnels, you will be asked if you want to pay more for a tour guide. They aren't real pushy, but I don't think a guide is necessary unless you are alone and spooked out underneath there.

    Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios The view from the top Another view of the church Inside the little building before the church The stairs
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    Fortes de Loreto

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    This is the site where the battle of Cinco de Mayo took place. Currently there is a huge park in the area. There is a museum and cathedral dedicated to the battle of Cinco de Mayo. There is also a lake where you can rent paddleboats, many splash pad areas for children to play in, many beautiful views on all sides of the park, trails, exercise equipment, statues. There are also a few other museums in the park besides the couple dedicated to Cinco de Mayo. There is also ample free parking.

    Cool little sitting area The big lake Entrance to the church / museum Statue and splash pad Interactive museum of Cinco de Mayo
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    Casa del Dean in Puebla, Mexico

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

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    Beautiful building in Centro Puebla. Gorgeous murals inside. This building originally belonged to Don Tomas de la Plaza Goes, dean of Puebla from 1553-1589.
    Open Tue-Sun 10a-5p. Admission is around 30 pesos.

    The exterior The sign near the entrance.
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    Zocalo in Puebla, Mexico

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    Very cool place to hang out and there is actually free wi-fi in the park. Having said that, you can't always get a good signal, so don't depend on it. At night there are balloons for sale. There is also water shooting out of the parking area so kids can play in that. The cathedral is on one side of the Zocalo and there are a lot of restaurants on the other side (though I can recommend against the crepes).

    The fountain in the center, Cathedral in the back Close up of the fountain Fake tree statues The top of the fountain and cathedral Greenery in the center of the park
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    The Palace of Cortes in Cuernavaca

    by ArenJo Written May 1, 2014

    Unfortunately it was closed since I arrived late in the day, but it was gorgeous on the outside and I can only assume the inside is the same. Also it is right next to the Zocalo which is of course a fun place at night.

    A gold man on a bench in the Zocalo. The front of the palace
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    New world wonder

    by kat-m Written Apr 24, 2014

    Of course the highlight of my holiday was the trip to Chichen Itza, a thoroughly enjoyable day. We left our hotel at 7am we were then bussed to Cancun where we changed buses. I must say the bus was great we were provided with coffee ,water soft drinks and a toilet on board. We arrived at Cenote Hubiku where we were allowed to swim in the beautiful clear cool water, after our swim we ate lunch and local dancers treated us to a wonderful display. On our way again we finally arrived at Chichen and the most wonderful guide told us the story having not heard much about it before I was left awestruck by the history surrounding the pyramid and surroundings it really was fascinating and would recommend going on an organised tour so as to get the big picture so to speak. after leaving Chichen we stopped for a quick look round the town of Valadolid, which was lovely. a great day out we did not return till 9pm!

    swimming in the cenote local dancers The main pyramid wall carvings wall of skulls
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    Museu Estudio Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Mexico

    by ArenJo Written Apr 1, 2014

    It was really cool to go see the house that was shared by Diego and Frida via a bridge connected their two houses. This place is also called Casa O Gorman after the person that designed it. Cheap to get in. Very nice staff. This is "slightly difficult" to find. I have made three separate trips to Mexico City, the first two I tried unsuccessfully to get there via bus. Part of the problem is when you ask where the Diego Rivera or Frida Kahlo museum is, there are so many in this area that you end up at a different one. Finally this time, with gps and a car rental I made it but it still took about half a day in bad traffic before I was successful.

    The front of the building Wall on the inside Diego's painting area The bridge connecting the two buildings. Diego's face.
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    University of Mexico D. F.

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 19, 2014

    With base in Mexico D. F., I made several one day excursions leaving my hostel in Plaza de Garibaldi early in the morning and returning late in the afternoon.
    In this way I visited the pyramids of Teotihuacan, the atlantes statues of Tula in Hidalgo, Xochimilco, etc.
    One day I chose the University of Mexico. It was not yet in UNESCO, but I saw some pictures with its frescoes in my hostel and resolved to get there to watch them.
    It was a great idea. The University gardens, Biblioteca and the Murals were stunning.
    I could walk around visiting everywhere and nobody molested me. Perhaps I was taken by a student (I was in those times 29 years old). I even entered the comedor universitario and could have lunch at student price. I did not have to show any credential.
    Nobel Prize of Literature Octavio Paz was a student in that University
    That university is the second oldest one in America, founded by the Spaniards in 1551. The first one is located in Peru, although according to some Historians the first American University was built in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).
    I went back to the D. F. by bus, very satisfied for that visit, more satisfied than with my visit in Caracas (also a UNESCO site).

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    Mexico city suggested activities

    by pedroebc Updated Sep 9, 2013

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    For all the people who want to save time and see as much they can about Mexico city and around I recommend these TOURS:

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