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Mexico City, Mexico

National Autonomous University of Mexico Faculty of Medicine Mural

A gigantic, symbolic artwork covers the side of the building.
Mexico City, Mexico

Zócalo Metro Models

These subterranean models show Mexico City's central square during three different eras.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cabeza de Juárez

This giant expressionist head crowns a museum devoted to a beloved Mexican leader.
Mexico City, Mexico

National Museum of Anthropology Murals

The unique collection often goes unnoticed by visitors focused only on the archaeological objects.
Mexico City, Mexico

Condominio Insurgentes

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

Monumento a la Revolución

Many people don't realize there’s a lot going on inside—and below—the world’s tallest triumphal arch.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palace of the Inquisition

This foreboding building was the headquarters of the terrifying Spanish Inquisition in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

UNAM Central Library

This incredible college library is a visual masterpiece of mosaic art. It also looks kind of like a giant boombox.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

An incredible collection of Mesoamerican art assembled by one of Mexico's great artists.
Tikal, Guatemala

Howler Monkeys of Tikal

These roaring primates were considered a divine creature in the cosmology of the Maya.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango Cemetery

One of the world’s most colorful cemeteries, where each pigment is symbolic.
Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

One of the most spectacular bridges in Spain spans a narrow chasm that divides the city of Ronda.
Diyarbakir, Turkey

Four-Legged Minaret

Balanced on four stone pillars, this historic tower was the site of a tragic political assassination.
Acarlar Köyü, Turkey

The Brothel Advertisement at Ephesus

Carvings in Turkey's Marble Road may have directed ancient Romans to a hidden brothel.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

All Saints Day Kite Festival

Giant kites are flown during this Day of the Dead celebration in Guatemala.
Tikal, Guatemala

Spider Monkeys of Tikal

Monkeys inhabit the lush forest surrounding ancient Mayan ruins once considered sacred.
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

Tacubaya's Subway Mural

Inside a busy metro station, an impressive mural depicts the prehispanic city of Tenochtitlán.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mosaic Votive Skull

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

Death Mask of Pakal the Great

The striking jade death mask of an ancient Mayan king is displayed in a replica tomb in Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.