Historic sites in Mexico

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.
 

Mexico: Site Index

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Alhondiga de Granaditas

Alhondiga de Granaditas was the site of a rebel attack against the Spanish in the Mexican War of Independence.

Angostura Battlefield

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

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Calixtlahuaca

Calixtlahuaca is an Aztec archaeological site near Toluca in Mexico.

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Castillo de Chapultepec

Chapultepec Castle was once the home of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and now houses Mexico’s National History Museum

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Chacchoben

Chacchoben is a Maya site in Mexico housing some impressive pyramid temples.

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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.

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Cobá

Cobá is an important and vast archaeological Maya site in Mexico’s Quintana Roo region.

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Dzibilchaltun

Dzibilchaltun in Mexico is an archaeological site housing the ruins of a Maya settlement.

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Ek Balam

Ek Balam is a Maya site on the Yucatan Peninsula with some impressive ruins.

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El Tajin

El Tajin in Mexico was a city of the Totonac people and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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El Tepozteco

El Tepozteco is a small Aztec temple in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

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.

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Fort Loreto

Fort Loreto is an eighteenth century fortress and one of the sites where the famous Battle of Puebla was fought.

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Kabah

The ruins of Kabah are those of a Maya settlement in Yucatan, Mexico.

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Labna

Labna is a Maya site in Yucatan State in Mexico.

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Merida Cathedral

Merida Cathedral in Mexico is the oldest one on the continent.

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Mexico National Museum of Anthropology

The Mexico National Museum of Anthropology is one of the world’s best renowned museums of pre-Hispanic history.

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Mitla

Mitla was a Zapotec religious centre later taken over by the Mixtecs in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Monte Alban

Monte Alban is a remarkable UNESCO listed pre-Columbian site in Mexico.

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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 houses many of the pre-Columbian finds from nearby Monte Alban.

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Palenque

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

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

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

San Juan de Ulua

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

Sayil

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

Templo Mayor

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

Tenochtitlan

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

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Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is a well preserved ancient Mesoamerican city near Mexico City.

The National Palace of Mexico

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

Tulum

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

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Uxmal

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

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Xcaret

Xcaret houses the ruins of a Maya city which reached its peak in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Xlapak

Xlapak is a small archaeological site in Mexico’s Yucatan region.

Xochicalco

Xochicalco is an important pre-Columbian site in Mexico and a World Heritage site.

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Yagul

Yagul was a fortified Zapotec settlement in Oaxaca in Mexico.