Sightseeing in Mexico
Admire the coastal beauty of the Gulf Coast or Pacific Coast, visit the great Aztec and Mayan pyramids, or immerse yourself in the history of colonial Mexico in one of its many charming towns. Mexico has an endless array of sites to see and enjoy, no matter what your interest or desire.
Big city attractions await in Mexico City. The capital city rivals Athens and Rome for its ancient ruins and significant archaeological sites. Mexico City is also the cultural centre of the country. Mexico's most revered square, the Plaza de la Constitucion is bordered by the National Museum of Culture, the National Palace and one of the country's most significant religious and historic sites, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. Wide Avenues, Grand parks, historic neighbourhoods and upscale shopping centres are all popular attractions in this city of 8 million.
Historic ruins and massive pyramids can be found across Mexico, including in the heart of Mexico City. Visit the ruins of Templo Mayor which lies in the heart of this bustling city. Just 45 kilometres away, the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan is a massive archaeological site with pyramids, stone ruins and historic pathways. This great Aztec city dates back over 1,500 years.
The Yucatan Peninsula is known for its Mayan landmarks. Head south of Cancun and you’ll find the remnants of one of the Western Hemisphere’s first resort cities, Tulum. Inhabited by the Mayans from as early as 1200AD, this stone city sits on the cliff tops overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Driving west of Cancun, visitors will find many examples of Mayan culture. Ruins and pyramids can be found in Coba, Mayapán, Uxmal and perhaps, most famous of them all, Chichén Itzá.