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Historic sites in Mexico

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If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Mexico and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Mexico and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Mexico you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Mexico, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in Mexico : Site Index

  • Alhondiga de Granaditas Alhondiga de Granaditas
    Alhondiga de Granaditas was the site of a rebel attack against the Spanish in the Mexican War of Independence.
    Photo by jlrsousa (cc)

  • Angostura Battlefield Angostura Battlefield
    Angostura Battlefield marks the location of an important clash in the Mexican-American War, the Battle of Buena Vista.

  • Calixtlahuaca Calixtlahuaca
    Calixtlahuaca is an Aztec archaeological site near Toluca in Mexico.
    Photo by liberalmind1012 (cc)

  • Castillo de Chapultepec Castillo de Chapultepec
    Chapultepec Castle was once the home of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and now houses Mexico’s National History Museum
    Photo by paulinaclemente (cc)

  • Chacchoben Chacchoben
    Chacchoben is a Maya site in Mexico housing some impressive pyramid temples.
    Photo by roger4336 (cc)

  • Chichen Itza Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza is a site made up of two impressive and well preserved cities, built by the Mayas and then captured by the Toltecs.

  • Cobá Cobá
    Cobá is an important and vast archaeological Maya site in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region.
    Photo by joyosity (cc)

  • Dzibilchaltun Dzibilchaltun
    Dzibilchaltun in Mexico is an archaeological site housing the ruins of a Maya settlement.
    Photo by GOC53 (cc)

  • Ek Balam Ek Balam
    Ek Balam is a Maya site on the Yucatan Peninsula with some impressive ruins.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • El Tajin El Tajin
    El Tajin in Mexico was a city of the Totonac people and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Ixtla (cc)

  • El Tepozteco El Tepozteco
    El Tepozteco is a small Aztec temple in Tepoztlan, Mexico.
    Photo by -Chupacabras- (cc)

  • Ex-Convent de Churubusco Ex-Convent de Churubusco
    Ex-Convent de Churubusco was the site of a Mexican defeat in the Mexican-American War and now houses Mexico City’s National Museum of the Interventions.
    Photo by Catedrales e Iglesias (cc)

  • Fort Loreto Fort Loreto
    Fort Loreto is an eighteenth century fortress and one of the sites where the famous Battle of Puebla was fought.
    Photo by RussBowling (cc)

  • Kabah Kabah
    The ruins of Kabah are those of a Maya settlement in Yucatan, Mexico.
    Photo by robertoliebig (cc)

  • Labna Labna
    Labna is a Maya site in Yucatan State in Mexico.
    Photo by Olivier Bruchez (cc)

  • Merida Cathedral Merida Cathedral
    Merida Cathedral in Mexico is the oldest one on the continent.
    Photo by kudumomo (cc)

  • Mexico National Museum of Anthropology Mexico National Museum of Anthropology
    The Mexico National Museum of Anthropology is one of the world’s best renowned museums of pre-Hispanic history.
    Photo by gripso_banana_prune (cc)

  • Mitla Mitla
    Mitla was a Zapotec religious centre later taken over by the Mixtecs in Oaxaca, Mexico.
    Photo by eduardo.robles (cc)

  • Monte Alban Monte Alban
    Monte Alban is a remarkable UNESCO listed pre-Columbian site in Mexico.
    Photo by RussBowling (cc)

  • Museo Casa de Hidalgo Museo Casa de Hidalgo
    This museum in the town of Dolores Hidalgo is the former house of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the father of the Independence movement in Mexico.

  • Museo Regional de Oaxaca Museo Regional de Oaxaca
    Museo Regional de Oaxaca houses many of the pre-Columbian finds from nearby Monte Alban.

  • Palenque Palenque
    Palenque in Mexico is a UNESCO listed Maya archaeological site of a city which thrived between 500 and 700 AD.

  • Piramide de Cuicuilco Piramide de Cuicuilco
    Cuicuilco is a Mesoamerican archeological site in Mexico City, believed to have been a large, ceremonial city that existed prior to the foundation of Teotihuacan.

  • San Augustin San Augustin
    The Temple of Saint Augustin is a sixteenth century monastery in Acolman in Mexico

  • San Juan de Ulua San Juan de Ulua
    San Juan de Ulua is a sixteenth century Spanish fort which defended the port of Veracruz in Mexico.

  • Sayil Sayil
    Sayil in Mexico houses the ruins of a small Maya settlement built in the Puuc style.

  • Templo Mayor Templo Mayor
    Templo Mayor was a holy temple in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, now modern day Mexico City.

  • Tenochtitlan Tenochtitlan
    Tenochtitlan was the Aztec capital, established in 1325AD and destroyed by the Spanish in the 16th century.

  • Teotihuacan Teotihuacan
    Teotihuacan is a well preserved ancient Mesoamerican city near Mexico City.
    Photo by Darij & Ana (cc)

  • The National Palace of Mexico The National Palace of Mexico
    The National Palace of Mexico is an important landmark representing Mexico’s independence.

  • Tulum Tulum
    Tulum is a cliff-top Maya site in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region with some interesting and quite well preserved ruins.

  • Uxmal Uxmal
    Uxmal was a Maya city in Yucatan, Mexico and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Xcaret Xcaret
    Xcaret houses the ruins of a Maya city which reached its peak in the 15th and 16th centuries.
    Photo by Herr_Bert (cc)

  • Xlapak Xlapak
    Xlapak is a small archaeological site in Mexico’s Yucatan region.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • Xochicalco Xochicalco
    Xochicalco is an important pre-Columbian site in Mexico and a World Heritage site.
    Photo by Christian González Verón (cc)

  • Yagul Yagul
    Yagul was a fortified Zapotec settlement in Oaxaca in Mexico.
    Photo by maximalideal (cc)

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