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The shelves are the structure.
Mexico City, Mexico

City of Books at Biblioteca Vasconcelos

A jaw-dropping "megalibrary" contains the complete, perusable personal book collections of five of Mexico's greatest thinkers.
19.4474, -99.1509
Can of floor and furniture wax
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo del Objeto del Objeto

At a museum of everyday objects, it is the act of collecting that is really on display.
19.4203, -99.1593
Condominio Insurgentes
México City , Mexico

Condominio Insurgentes

A jewel of the Mexico city skyline now slowly crumbles after surviving an earthquake.
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Mummies of El Carmen
Mexico City, Mexico

The Mummies at Museo de El Carmen

Twelve natural mummies are displayed in the crypt of this former monastery school.
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Cafebrería El Péndulo Second Floor.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebreria El Pendulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
19.4333, -99.2000
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
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Cosmovitral
Toluca, Mexico

Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

Stained glass windows bathe this botanical garden in cosmic light.
19.2936, -99.6537
Zacatecas, Mexico

Hotel Quinta Real

Hotel designed around a 16th century Mexican bullring.
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Looking through El Durazo Negro's Partenón
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The Parthenon of El Negro

A notoriously corrupt Chief of Police's deteriorating Greek-themed playhouse.
17.6360, -101.5490
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
21.0162, -101.2566
The World's Smallest Mummy
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
21.0198, -101.2662
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue.
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La Rotonda del Mar
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
20.6114, -105.2346
Guachimontones
Teuchitlán, Mexico

Guachimontones

The jewel of western Mexico's archaeological legacy is this tiered circular pyramid now covered in grass.
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Down the Canal Ahogada.
Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico

The Deadly Rio Lerma

The Rio Lerma (Chignahuapan) in El Salto, Mexico, is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. It’s covered in white foam, and falling in can kill.
20.2312, -102.6643
San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano.
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Ornamental skulls display in the Museum
Aguascalientes, Mexico

National Museum of Death

A uniquely robust and historic look at Mexico's omnipresent dance with Death.
21.8841, -102.2958