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Atotonilco, Mexico

Santuario de Atotonilco

The walls and ceilings of the "Mexican Sistine Chapel" are almost completely covered with mural, sculpture, inscriptions and oil paintings.
Mexico City, Mexico

Dualidad Mural

This immense scene of a cosmic battle between a jaguar and serpent illustrates the Aztec concept of the duality of life.
Huauchinango, Mexico

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption)

This modernist church's massive sci-fi dome may be one of Latin America's largest.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Palace Atetelco

This pre-Hispanic apartment complex also includes ancestral paintings that point to its military past.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Don Sshinda Collection

An artisanal toy-maker’s works are highlighted in this museum dedicated to the craft of toys.
Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico

Crocodiles of Sumidero Canyon

In this breathtaking canyon, crocodiles bask on boulders and glide through the murky waters.
Izamal, Mexico

Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua)

Its sunny hues are believed to have inspired the town's color palette.
Mexico City, Mexico

Vía Verde Vertical Gardens

The extremely grey columns of one of Mexico City's most iconic beltways are slowly gaining a bit of color.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Animals of Parque España

Some charming, but sadly, unloved animal statues call this park home.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Casa Na Bolom

The former house of an anthropologist couple displays Lacandón Maya artifacts in a homey atmosphere.
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.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cocodrilo de Leonora Carrington

A fabulously bizarre surrealist sculpture by the late artist Leonora Carrington.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

Taller Leñateros (Woodlanders’ Workshop)

Mexico’s first and only Tzotzil Maya bookbinding workshop.
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.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Las Razas y La Cultura' Mural

This stunning and ethereal mural symbolizes the beauty, unity, and diversity of humankind.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monoliths of the Templo Mayor

This museum houses two of Mexico's most impressive Aztec monoliths.
Mérida, Mexico

The Corners of Mérida

Iconic red and white plaques show the creative names invented to navigate the city streets.
Palenque, Mexico

Rabbit Skull Relief

The enigmatic skull gazes out over the ruins of a once-great Mayan city.
San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico

Alebrijes of San Martín Tilcajete

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

Monte Albán

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

'El Vochol'

A Volkswagen Beetle decorated with millions of beads connects Mexico's past and future.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

El Charco del Ingenio (The Mill Puddle)

This botanical garden boasts sculptures, industrial ruins, and an endorsement from the Dalai Lama.
Chamula, Mexico

Iglesia de San Juan

The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

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