Located in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin was at its height from the early 9th to the early 13th century. It became the most ... More
El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
Located in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin was at its height from the early 9th to the early 13th century. It became the most important centre in north-east Mesoamerica after the fall of the Teotihuacan Empire. Its cultural influence extended all along the Gulf and penetrated into the Maya region and the high plateaux of central Mexico. Its architecture, which is unique in Mesoamerica, is characterized by elaborate carved reliefs on the columns and frieze. The 'Pyramid of the Niches', a masterpiece of ancient Mexican and American architecture, reveals the astronomical and symbolic significance of the buildings. El Tajin has survived as an outstanding example of the grandeur and importance of the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.
Celebrating Mexico's traditional drink, El Estribo is a must on your list of places to visit in Mexico City. Tequila
fans and those looking to explore the Mexican tradition in full swing can flock in here for a nightcap ...
This is a unique place in Mexico City; a sort of cross between a bar, cafe and bookshop, and the
art and culture vultures turn out here in force. It has a small venue where live music is played ...
The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatán, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of
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