Monday, July 6, 2020

Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol

The most elaborate of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 – 1766. The ornate façade of the church symbolises...

Santiago Mission in Jalpan

The first completed Franciscan mission in Sierra Gorda, built in 1751 - 1758. The gorgeous church has opulent façade which includes the elements of...

X’kekén Cenote (Dzitnup Cenote)

One of the most photographed cenotes, with beautiful deep blue lake and sun beam lighting it through the ceiling, numerous stalactites. At least 35...

Sótano de la Culebra

Narrow sinkhole with total depth of 360 m, free fall - 336 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.9468 N 99.6429 W (approximate) Categories: Sinkholes Values: Geology Rating: Where is located? North America, Mexico, Querétaro,...

Las Pozas (Xilitla)

Unique park in surrealist style, created by Edward James in the early 1940ies - 1980ies. Park basically is very picturesque rainforest with numerous waterfalls...

UNAM Biblioteca Central

Large university library. Outside of the building is covered with the largest murals in the world, created by Juan O’Gorman of tiles in 1956. Location,...

Torre Latinoamericana

First skyscraper in the world built in highly seismically active land. 140 m (204 m with antenna) tall, with 44 floors, built in 1948...

Luis Barragán House and Studio

One of the most influential works in contemporary architecture, three story concrete house built in 1948. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.4111 N 99.1924 W Categories: Family houses, villas Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

Palacio des Bellas Artes

A beautiful, giant cultural center built in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Neo-Classicism styles in 1904 – 1934. Centre of artistic life in Mexico. Location,...

Chapultepec Castle

Often called the only real castle in North America, this castle is built in 1785 – 1863. It has served also as a residence...