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Archaeological Sites


Mexico cannot be conceived without the greatness of its pre-Hispanic cultures, which have shaped its history, culture and traditions.

Every part of the country is proof of the profound influence of these ancient civilizations that once inhabited our territory.

At the north between deserts, dunes and mountains there are areas such as Vallecito in Baja California, where you will find cave paintings, or others like Paquimé in Chihuahua and its ceremonial mounds.

In the center of the country between valleys, lakes and forests there are vestiges of civilizations such as the Purépecha in Michoacán and the Toltecas in Tula Hidalgo.

The Estado de México (State of Mexico) is home to Teotihuacán with its imposing pyramids of the sun and the moon; other sites found in the state are Malinalco, Huamango and San Miguel Ixtapan to mention a few.

In Mexico City, the Templo Mayor is a place where time stands still, between the buildings and streets of the great city, as well as the sites of Tlatelolco, Mixcoac and Cuicuilco.

To the south, the jungle still holds great secrets to discover. Among the great remains that have been found are Tajín, in Veracruz, Comalcalco and La Venta in Tabasco, and Palenque in Chiapas.

Of course there are also the great Mayan cities found in the Yucatan Peninsula such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Tulum and Cobá.

So far, there are approximately 193 archaeological sites distributed throughout the country. However, it is believed that there are many that remain hidden in the jungle or under the asphalt of the big cities.

Be inspired by the great heritage of these extraordinary cultures and discover Mexico through their teachings.

Mexico cannot be conceived without the greatness of its pre-Hispanic cultures, which have shaped its history, culture and traditions.

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Every part of the country is proof of the profound influence of these ancient civilizations that once inhabited our territory.

At the north between deserts, dunes and mountains there are areas such as Vallecito in Baja California, where you will find cave paintings, or others like Paquimé in Chihuahua and its ceremonial mounds.

In the center of the country between valleys, lakes and forests there are vestiges of civilizations such as the Purépecha in Michoacán and the Toltecas in Tula Hidalgo.

The Estado de México (State of Mexico) is home to Teotihuacán with its imposing pyramids of the sun and the moon; other sites found in the state are Malinalco, Huamango and San Miguel Ixtapan to mention a few.

In Mexico City, the Templo Mayor is a place where time stands still, between the buildings and streets of the great city, as well as the sites of Tlatelolco, Mixcoac and Cuicuilco.

To the south, the jungle still holds great secrets to discover. Among the great remains that have been found are Tajín, in Veracruz, Comalcalco and La Venta in Tabasco, and Palenque in Chiapas.

Of course there are also the great Mayan cities found in the Yucatan Peninsula such as Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Tulum and Cobá.

So far, there are approximately 193 archaeological sites distributed throughout the country. However, it is believed that there are many that remain hidden in the jungle or under the asphalt of the big cities.

Be inspired by the great heritage of these extraordinary cultures and discover Mexico through their teachings.

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