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Nativitas, Mexico

Ex Hacienda de Santa Águeda

The grounds of this former dairy hacienda now contain an entire town inspired by Tuscany, Italy.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

A beautiful example of 18th-century engineering still standing tall.
Chignahuapan, Mexico

Iglesia del Honguito

Visit this small Mexican church to pray to a mushroom that is supposedly marked with the image of Christ.
Pachuca de Soto, Mexico

Los Prismas Basálticos Waterfalls

Two waterfalls flow down the cliff faces decorated with rare natural basalt columns.
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

La Pasita

This cluttered cantina is famed for its cheese-spiked, raisin-flavored liqueur.
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

Rosary Chapel

The splendor of this 17th century golden chapel has led it to be called the "eighth wonder of the world."
Ejido del Centro, Mexico

Carmen Tower

This lonely tower survived the landslide that devastated much of a Mexican mining town.
Michoacán, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The winter home of millions of migrating monarch butterflies.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Tula, Mexico

Tula Giants

These enigmatic columns tower over the ruins of an ancient Toltec city.
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Palace of Cortés

The conquistador's former fortress is the oldest preserved colonial building in the Americas.
Toluca, Mexico

Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

Stained glass windows bathe this botanical garden in cosmic light.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Quetzalpapálotl Palace

Dating back to the second century, vestiges of prehispanic mural paintings are found in this underground palace.
San Miguel Ameyalco, Mexico

La Escondida

A fairy garden in an old hotel hidden in La Marquesa forest.
Tlalnepantla, Mexico

Mini Mundos

Detailed miniature models of iconic landmarks in Mexico and around the world.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Dolores Olmedo

This extraordinary art museum is like a secret world on the edge of Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

Xoloitzcuintles of the Dolores Olmedo Museum

A small pack of an ancient, hairless breed of dog once believed to guide souls through the underworld lives on its grounds.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Guadalupano (Virgin of Guadalupe Museum)

The unique collection of gifts includes braids of human hair, a spoon, and a Virgin made of bread.
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls.
Mexico City, Mexico

Foro Sol

The F1 Mexican Grand Prix circuit goes right through the middle of this old baseball stadium.
Mexico City, Mexico

Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco's Stones

A close look at the church's walls reveals pieces of Mexico's history.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramids of Tlatelolco

These haunting ruins of a 700-year-old Prehispanic city have witnessed centuries of wars and massacres.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Sweets Section at Mercado de la Merced

Mexico City's largest market contains a Willy Wonka-esque wonderland.
Mexico City, Mexico

José Luis Cuevas Museum

Its most enigmatic sculpture is a giantess with a ghostly face on her knee.