When speaking of Chapultepec in Mexico, then to mean the locusts mountain that is in the true sense one of the most beautiful parks in all of Mexico. Long ago it was at the Chapultepec a forest in the west of Mexico City. He was really far back as the Aztecs and the Spaniards a very popular recreation center, if one may call the Chapultepec Sun However, one must also mention that the Chapultepec became after its independence to a pure military headquarters and later to the government area, today was the Mexicans are grateful that they can now enjoy Mexico City’s Chapultepec remains of a green lung. The outdoor pool in Chapultepec was once created by the Aztec king Moctezma and by the sources in the forest it was fed. In 1865, the springs dried up and the bathroom was finally abandoned. The Palacio de Chapultepec was added by the Aztec king Texcoco be built at the foot of the mountain, a palace that was destroyed by the Spaniards. They built a palace on the summit for their recovery. Today, the castle serves as the official seat of government the President of Mexico and its citizens alike, for there you will find the National Museum.
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Xochimilco, which is a very tranquil district of Mexico City whose name is an Aztec word from the Nahutati language is coming and the importance of on-site, where flowers grow-added. The Aztecs moved into the area was already channels on which rafts were fixed. These rafts were decorated for ritual feasts and other purposes with colorful flowers. The rafts were also used to power the Aztecs, they planted vegetables, that was meant for the care of the nearby Tenochtitlan. With no less than 180 km waterways are the floating gardens, a true botanical maze. Even in the 14th Century, the floating gardens found in Aztec property. The floating gardens were built from natural materials and thus the Aztecs in the proper sense, the inventor of the natural islands, which were alternately stacked with natural materials and earth until they were fixed. Even trees are planted on the islands so that defeated the roots to give the whole thing more support and stability. The floating gardens were thus Hauptversorgungsort to the Aztecs, which is still good today navigable channel through its systems.
Mayan Ruins in Mexico
Archeology enthusiasts and Maya Ruins of Mexico (the ruins of many other people) have a wide selection of major archaeological sites scattered throughout the nation.
Around Mexico City
Around Mexico City Teotihuacan mention, the oldest city founded by the Aztecs of Mexico, the ruins of Cacaxtla characterized by frescoes in bright colors, including Xochitécatl where visiting the apex, the site of which stands the Pyramid of Tepanapa Chocula, the highest ever built, with the pyramid of Tepoztlan Tepozteco, located on a cliff 400 meters high, Xochicalco a few kilometers from Cuernavaca, one of the most important sites archoelogici of central Mexico with the famous Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec site of Calixtlahuaca , near the town of Toluca with his individual adjustment circular pyramid of the Aztec temples Malinalco, very well preserved and with a splendid view. (more…)
The Yucatan peninsula has many archaeological sites. In the state of Campeche Calakmul is the most important that between 250 and 695 AD dominated a large region called the Kingdom of the head of the Serpent and Xpuhil dating back to 400 AD and around the ruins of Hormiguero that has some buildings dating back to 50 AD and the site of Balamkù known for its splendid frescoes for most frogs. Chicanna with the famous and colossal portal-shaped mouth of the monster, Estructura II dating back to 750 AD, is totally immersed in the jungle and reached by a picturesque stone path.
The largest Mayan site in the area is in the Mayan language means that Becan path of the snake because it is surrounded by a moat, which served to protect it from enemy attack. In the state of Yucatan a few kilometers from the city of Merida Mayapan was founded, according to legend, by Kukulcan in 1007 AD but was destroyed around the fourteenth century after the end of the domain of COCOM. Among the monuments restored the Castillo de Kukulcan, (more…)
The Pacific coast of Mexico is another area of high demand and very popular in Mexico, mainly frequented by surfers and water sports. The high waves of the Pacific are the most for surfers such as those in Sayulita or Puerto Valley where every year millions of visiting tourists, especially foreigners, attracted by the possibility of surfing and diving to admire its beautiful waters, white beaches but also from the wonderful city by boat, horse around and why not the vibrant nightlife (it is very popular among the homosexual population because even full of clubs and gay clubs.) In the Bahia de Banderas, you can also see dolphins and whales in the months between December and March.
Another very popular destination for surfers from around the world on the Pacific Coast is Puerto Escondido in the state dell’Oaxaca, became famous in Italy for the famous film by Salvatores. Although it is a pretty tourist town, retains a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and is still quite cheap. The most appropriate place for surfing and Playa Zicatela. (more…)
Chiapas nascconde lush forests, mountains and large reserves of natural housed in its jungles and above all the most beautiful Mayan sites in Mexico. One of the most beautiful and you should not miss is San Cristobal de las Casas, a town located in the pine-covered valley, Valle de Jovel. Colonial town, whose origins date back about 100 years ago, relaxed place to spend a few days to have walks and discover the sights, picturesque alleys and markets, tasting the delicious cuisine of the area. The cool climate helps to make a break from the scorching heat of the rest of the peninsula. San Cristobal de las Casas may also be used as a basis for interesting tours in the area such as boat trips through the Canyon of Sumidero enormous, incredible disruption in the ground water of the Rio Grijalva returnees. The boats leave from Chiapa de Corzo dall’Embarcadero or Cahuita. Even the spectacular waterfalls of Agua Azul, Agua Clara and Misol-ha. (more…)
Sightseeing in Mexico
The state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula is a popular destination that attracts the most tourists who visit Mexico kilometers for its white beaches, crystal clear sea of the Caribbean, coral reefs, Mayan ruins, the enchanting Cenotes.In Mexico, Cancun is a favorite with Americans, especially young people who go there for spring break. State capital of Quintana Roo, home to many international flights to European companies also organize charter flights to Cancun at prices sometimes convenient, especially in low season. Part modern art (Zona Hotelera) is totally tourist city, the beaches are lined with luxury hotels, chains, restaurants, bars and disco, but nevertheless boasts a crystal clear sea, warm waters and white sand. Perfect destination for those looking for a fun seaside vacation in Mexico, too many trips organized by tour operators to Cancun. The Caribbean coast of Yucatan has one of the largest barrier reef in the world, and an expanse of white sand that reaches the border with Belize offering gamers the chance to snorkel and scuba ino one of the most beautiful backdrops in the world. (more…)