Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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...

Casa de los Azulejos (Mexico)

Urban palace from 1793 with three walls covered with beautiful blue and white tiles, hosts restaurant with unique interior. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.4343 N 99.1401 W Categories: Palaces,...

Querétaro aqueduct

Impressive, 1,280 m long aqueduct with 75 arches, average height – 23 m. Built in 1726 – 1738. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.5943 N 100.3756 W Categories: Water supply...

San Miguel Concá Mission

The smallest of the five gorgeous Sierra Gorda’s missions. Built in 1754 – 1758. Church has an elaborate, unusual façade in a mix of...