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Places visited in San Agustín Etla, Mexico
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Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu—you just didn’t realize it.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish conquistadors.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
Pitumarca, Peru

Rainbow Mountain

A remote candy-striped mountain in the Peruvian Andes straight out of the pages of Dr. Seuss.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Querétaro Aqueduct

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

Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.
San Agustín Etla, Mexico

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (Arts Center of San Agustín)

The former textile factory is now an oasis for the arts.
Mexico City, Mexico

José Luis Cuevas Museum

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

Museo Espacio

A formerly derelict railway workshop is home to a new world-class contemporary art museum in Central Mexico.
Xalapa, Mexico

Xalapa Museum of Anthropology

The largest collection of artifacts from the Olmec civilization, the mother culture of Mesoamerica.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cineteca Nacional de Mexico

Its incredible collections are dedicated to preserving Mexico's film history.
Cuilapam de Guerrero, Mexico

Ex-Monastery of Santiago Apóstol

This exquisite example of early colonial architecture remains unfinished almost 500 years after construction began.
Mexico City, Mexico

Concrete Animal Cemetery

Discarded animal sculptures stand forgotten by an abandoned aquarium and water park in Bosque de Chapultepec.
San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico

Alebrijes of San Martín Tilcajete

This Oaxacan town is known for its colorful fantastical creatures hand-carved by local artisans.
Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Son of the Tree of the Night of Sorrows

A sapling of the legendary tree where conquistador Hernán Cortés sat and wept after an Aztec uprising.
Puebla, Mexico

La Pasita

This cluttered cantina is famed for its cheese-spiked, raisin-flavored liqueur.
Guerrero, Mexico

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

One of the world’s largest cave systems houses legends, concerts, and wondrous rock formations alike.
Puebla, Mexico

Biblioteca Palafoxiana

The first public library in the Americas has more than 45,000 books dating back to the 15th century.
Mexico City, Mexico

Coatlicue Statue

Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.
Mexico City, Mexico

Moctezuma's Treasure

It's believed this golden brick is part of the legendary lost Aztec treasure.
Monte Albán, Mexico

Monte Albán

These sacred Mesoamerican ruins feature peculiar petroglyphs hidden in the stones.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Dolores Olmedo

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

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.