Chichen-itza, Yucatan, Mexico


Chichén Itzá is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is one of Mexico's most visited tourist destinations. It was granted World Heritage Site status in 1988 by UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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Guanajuato Underground Roadways, Mexico

Juarez Street is one of the few through streets on the surface. It is filled with various stores and restaurants and has a constant flow of both people and traffic.


The other through streets of town are either partially or fully underground, following the old drainage ditches and tunnels dug during colonial times. Originally they were used for flood control, but modern dams have controlled flooding and left them dry, so they have been turned into thoroughfares in a city with little surface area.


The most important of these roads is Miguel Hidalgo or Belaunzarán, which carried the runoff from the river that used to divide the city in two. Guanajuato’s version of the La Llorona story has the woman wandering the tunnels of the city, some of which had rivers or streams running through them.


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El Escondido Hot Spring, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Located just outside the romantic city of San Miguel de Allende. Unlike other hot springs areas this is trully a paradise.


Here you can ease your tensions and soothe tired muscles by relaxing in one of Escondido Place’s pools of steaming, mineral-rich waters along the road to Atotonilco.


The landscape is traditional; with picnic areas and snack bars, family-friendly; where kids enjoy play areas, and you can enjoy spa services and full restaurants.


Escondido has amazing gardens and ten pools with water temperature up to 104F. Escondido has both indoors pool and outdoor pools where you can relax under the open sky or sheltered by rock-lined grottos.

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Mirador, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Mirador is a lookout point which offers the best view of the San Miguel de Allende. It is on the southeast side of town. You can get here on foot. The sightseeing trolleys that depart several times a day from the Jardín stop by here.


There is a handicrafts market and a cafe here, so you can have some refreshment while you enjoy the wonderful view.


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Mirador, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Mirador is a lookout point which offers the best view of the San Miguel de Allende. It is on the southeast side of town. You can get here on foot.


The sightseeing trolleys that depart several times a day from the Jardín stop by here. There is a handicrafts market and a cafe here, so you can have some refreshment while you enjoy the wonderful view.


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El Chorro, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The oldest part of San Miguel de Allende is the El Chorro neighborhood. This is where the village of San Miguel was moved to in 1555. The Nahuatl name for the area was Izcuinapan or “place of dogs,” and according to legend, dogs led Juan de San Miguel to this area to find this spring.


This area is the home of the Parish of San Miguel, the Jardin Principal or Main Garden and an earlier church called the San Rafael or Santa Escuela Church


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Las Monjas Church ( Templo de la Inmaculada Concepcion ) , San Miguelde Allende, Mexico


In San Miguelde Allende, Next to the cultural center is the Inmaculada Concepcion Church, locally known as Las Monjas (The Nuns). It was originally constructed as part of the convent. The church was constructed between 1755 and 1842 with an elegant cupola added by Zeferino Gutierrez in 1891, inspired by the Les Invalides Church in Paris.


The cupola is octagonal decorated with Corinthian columns in the lower area and the upper area has a window with a balustrade and statues of saints. Topping the cupola is a lantern window with a statue depicting the Immaculate Conception. Inside, there are paintings by Juan Rodriguez Juarez.


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Aqueduct in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

The most prominent feature of the city is its enormous aqueduct, consisting of seventy five arches, each twenty meters wide with a total extension of 1,280 meters and an average height of twenty three meters.



It was built by the Marquis Juan Antonio de la Urrutia y Arana between 1726 and 1738 at the request of the nuns of the Santa Clara Convent to bring water to the residents of the city from La Cañada.

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Peña de Bernal, Querétaro, Mexico

Peña de Bernal (in English: Bernal's Boulder or Bernal Peak) At 433 m (1,421 ft) it is one of the tallest monoliths in the world. Other tall monoliths include the Rock of Gibraltar and Sugarloaf Mountain. (Mount Augustus, in Western Australia, is sometimes credited to be the world's second largest monolith.


Peña de Bernal is located in San Sebastián Bernal, a small town in the Mexican state of Querétaro.


According to Leonor López Domínguez of México Desconocido, the porphyrytic monolith was formed some 100 million years ago during the Jurassic period, when it must have been at least three times higher than today.


A recent chemical analysis by researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico has determined that it is much younger—likely formed about 8.7 million years ago.


Many people make a pilgrimage to the highest point hikeable, visiting a little chapel about halfway up.

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Church of the Immaculate Conception, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The convent of this church, known as Las Monjas, was founded by Josefa Lina de la Canal y Hervas (1736-1770), the first-born of Manuel Tomas de la Canal (1701-1749).


From the very first day of the convent’s foundation to the inauguration of the actual structure, Maria Josefa de la Canal worked arduously to sustain the project that she herself created—both in terms of financing and religious pursuits. Maria Josefa passed away five years after the official opening, on August 9, 1770.


Initiated in 1755, the new convent took ten years to build, and upon completion, the nuns moved into their new home to commemorate the occasion on December 28, 1765. The church, however, remained unfinished, including the main towers, the bell tower and altars, which were completed during the first half of the 19th century.


Another important component that remained missing was the dome, and talented mason Zeferino Gutiérrez (also author of the Parroquia’s neo-Gothic façade) was called on to do the job. Assisted by the great Mexican artist popularly known as Dr. Atl, Gutiérrez found inspiration in the monumental church of Les Invalides in Paris.

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