World Heritage

Pre-hispanic City and National Park of Palenque

Chiapas

A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between AD 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the Usumacinta River. The elgance and craftsmanship of the buildings, as well as the lightness of the sculpt...

Pre-hispanic City of Chichén-Itzá

Yucatán

This site is the most important urban centre in the vast Mayan cultural region. It reached its maximum splendor between A.D. 1000 and 1200. It contains some of the masterpieces of the prehispanic architecture of the south of Mexico, as the Ball Court of colossal dimensions...

Pre-hispanic Town of Uxmal

Yucatán

One of the most extraordinary examples in the Mayan architecture is in the village of Uxmal. The architectural ensemble constitutes a unique manifestation for its composition, constructive and ornamental characteristics, that particularly materialized in the buildings of Las&nb...

Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes

Chihuahua

The exceptional archaeological vestige of the urban ensemble of Paquimé, bears eloquent and abundant witness to an important element in the cultural evolution of North America, and in particular to commercial and cultural links with other pre-Hispanic communiti...

Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche

Campeche

Calakmul well preserved and unaltered Mayan capital city, is located in the region of the low lands of the south part of the country. It was one of the two most important Mayan cities along twelve centuries, until the centre of power moved to Yucatan. It provides cruc...

Prehispanic City of Teotihuacan

Estado de México

Teotihuacan “the place where the gods were created” is the most important city of the ancient Mexico, also considered as one of the most powerful cultural centres in Mesoamerica. Its unquestionable universal value is appreciated in the geometric disposition of its u...

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