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.
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.
Located 18 km from Uxmal, Kabah was at its peak from 800 to 900 AD. The ruins feature elaborate carvings of the rain god Chac and fine examples of the Maya vault.
Great Pyramid of Cholula
The largest ancient structure in Mexico, this pyramid is now covered in grass and topped with a church.
Begun in 1545 and not consecrated until 1649, Puebla's Baroque-style cathedral is the second largest in Mexico.