Central Mexico Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Central Mexico

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Teotihuacan Pyramids

4.5 star rating: Recommended 790 Reviews

The mysterious Teotihuacán Pyramids were built around 100 BC as the centerpiece of an enormous ancient city that is often compared to ancient Rome. They ...  Read more

Centro Historico

4.5 star rating: Recommended 296 Reviews

Built on the site of the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, the Centro Histórico is both the historical heart and the modern epicenter of Mexico ...  Read more

Catemaco Lake

Catemaco Lake is a natural wonderland for travelers who love the outdoors. Whether it’s joining one of the thousands of fishermen casting lines into the ...  Read more

Cempoala

Cempoala—a name that means “the place of twenty waters”—is a set of ancient ruins in the heart of Ursulo Galvan that was once inhabited by the Totonac, ...  Read more

El Tajin Ruins

Perhaps the most well-preserved pre-Hispanic ruins in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin is rich with Mexican history and mythology from the infamous Totonac ...  Read more

La Antigua

Considered by many to be the first true Spanish town in all of Mexico, La Antigua is the home of Hernan Cortes, who led the expedition that ended the Aztec ...  Read more

Malecon

During early morning hours the Malecon stretching between Veracruz and Boca del Rio fills with local runners jogging along the scenic path that wraps around ...  Read more

Papantla

The town of Papantla is located deep in the heart of the Totonacapan region about three hours north of Veracruz City. This quiet haven is famous for its ...  Read more

Quiahuiztlan

These ancient ruins of the Totonac people line the lower volcanic slopes near the Gulf of Mexico and have not been occupied since the 16th century. Cortez, ...  Read more

San Juan de Ulua Fortress

San Juan de Ulua is a maze of historic fortresses and prison cells on a shadowy island overlooking the once-busy port of Veracruz. Constructed in 1956, the ...  Read more

Tlacotalpan

Brightly colored houses with Spanish tiled roofs line the streets of Tlacotalpan, a lively city and river port near the Gulf of Mexico. The architecture, ...  Read more

Zocalo (Plaza de Armas)

This popular gathering spot near in the port state of Veracruz is a hot bed for culture, nightlife, entertainment, song and dance. Both travelers and locals ...  Read more

Piedra Herrada Sanctuary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Each autumn as many as a billion monarch butterflies from across the United States and Canada migrate south to the forests of central Mexico in one of the ...  Read more

Polanco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Reviews

For visitors looking to experience how Mexico’s other half lives, there is no better place than Polanco. This upscale neighborhood in the Miguel Hidalgo ...  Read more

La Condesa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

International restaurants, popular nightclubs and trendy bars line the shaded streets of Condesa, an up-and-coming district in the Cuauhtemoc Borough of Mexico ...  Read more

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