Chichén Itzá is the largest of the ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. A center of Mayan pilgrimage for over 1,000 years, it is now one of Mexico's most-visited tourist destinations.
Widely considered the most atmospheric and magical of the Mayan sites, Palenque was at its peak from 600 to 700 AD. It is famed for its unique and impressive architecture and royal history.
The late-Classic Maya site of Uxmal was built before the 10th century AD and is one of the most complex and harmonious expressions of Puuc architecture.
Housed in an 18th-century hospital building, this museum displays a major collection of pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican art.
Constructed around 300 AD, this astonishing collection of pyramids was believed to be the center of creation. The massive stone pyramids are laid out according to astronomical alignments.
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The holiest shrine in Latin America and most popular Catholic shrine in the world, this basilica houses a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary who appeared to an Aztec convert.
This former monastery church is famed for its Capilla del Rosario (1690), an impressive sight with overwhelming Baroque decoration.
This 14th-century Aztec temple was the center of religious life in Mexico City before the Spaniards arrived. Most of its stone was used to build the nearby cathedral.