Friday, May 29, 2020

Wonders by countries

Most interesting wonders by countries and other territories.

San Miguel de Allende

Historic town with beautiful Mexican Baroque architecture. The town was founded to guard the route to Mexico. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.9140 N 100.7437 W Categories: Cities and towns Values: Architecture,...

Historical center of México

Unique urban monument uniting prehistoric Aztec architecture with lush Spanish colonial architecture. Zocalo in the center of city is the second largest urban plaza...

Guanajuato

A beautiful colonial city with numerous impressive buildings in Mexican Baroque style. Many historical streets are under the ground. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.0167 N 101.2539 W Categories: Cities...

Mexcaltitán

Unique monument of urban planning – man-made island city in shallow lagoon with central, radial planning, resembling a giant wheel in plan. At high...

Xochimilco

Unique monument of urban planning, inherited from Aztec times. Here has been preserved the network of ancient channels with chinampas – island gardens. Channels...

Tetzcotzingo

One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Imperial summer gardens for Aztec emperors of nearby Texcoco. Developed in the 15th century as...

Las de Paquimé

The most impressive ruins of the so called Casas Grandes monuments. Remnants of ancient settlement from 1130 – 1300 AD. Gradually evolved into multi-storied...

Tula (Mexico)

Largest ancient city in central Mexico in the 9th – 10th centuries AD. Capital of Toltecs at 980 AD, destroyed sometimes in 1168 –...

Xochicalco

Remnants of a fortified city - an important urban center in 700 – 900 AD. Contains large structures entirely covered with sculptural work of...

El Tajin, Mexico

One of the most important ancient cities of Mesoamerica. Flourished in 600 – 1200 AD, inhabited by people of diverse nationalities. Impressive monuments are...