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Tourist Attractions in Mexico

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Mexico

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About Mexico

Fascinating, ancient, hot Mexico seems to have been created to enjoy every day of your stay. The country that was once home to the amazing and mysterious Mayan and Aztec civilisations, today blooms and sings in the ruins of old ruins, paying tribute to a culture that is gone forever. An appeal to ancient legends and myths is a favourite theme of most of Mexico’s colourful festivals.

Giant pyramids and amusement parks, luxurious palaces and high fortress walls, bright tropical greenery and turquoise waves, golden sandy beaches and majestic Catholic cathedrals, five-star hotels and ancient museums – modern Mexico has it all!

Top Cities to Visit in Mexico

Top-20 Tourist Attractions in Mexico

chichen itza mexico

Founded in the 7th century AD, the sacred city of Itza, one of the Maya tribes, is located one hundred and twenty kilometres from the capital of the Yucatan Peninsula. The architectural wealth of the ancient settlement consists of the nine-stage Temple of Kukulkan and two smaller temples – Warriors and Jaguars, a well used for sacrifices, a huge ball court and a giant rectangle formed from the ruins of columns.

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

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The main Catholic temple of the Mexican capital was built on the site of a former Aztec sanctuary dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the god of war. The construction of the cathedral was carried out from the beginning of XVI to the beginning of XIX century. Combining architectural features of Baroque, Renaissance and Neoclassicism, the church was established in honour of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Museo Nacional de Antropología

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One of the richest museums in Mexico is located in Chapultepec Park (Mexico City). It consists of two large departments – archaeological and ethnographic. The museum exhibits include pre-Columbian artifacts, including the famous Aztec calendar – the Stone of the Sun, Mayan treasures and cultural and archaeological finds from other ancient Mexican civilisations.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Chapultepec Castle

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The Chapultepec Palace, founded in 1785, was long used as a government residence. At one time it housed a military academy and the National Astronomical Observatory. Since 1939, the majestic neoclassical building has housed the main exhibition of the National History Museum.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Copper Canyon

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The country’s main national park is named after the moss that grows on the slopes of the one and a half kilometre long canyon and looks like copper from afar. The bottom of the natural attraction is covered with subtropical forests. Copper Canyon is home to a third of all Mexican animals, including the black bear, the Mexican wolf and the puma.


Located on the Pacific coast, the resort and, at the same time, the “night capital” of Mexico became world famous in the fifties of the XX century. Modern Acapulco is a city of gentle sandy beaches, water attractions, fishing, the best discos in the country and unchanging thirty degrees Celsius in both winter and summer.

Xcaret Park

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Spread over eighty hectares, the Caribbean theme park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Numerous beaches, a turtle farm, a butterfly park, an underground river trip and nightly shows telling the story of ancient civilisations make Skaret a favourite with children and adults alike.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Pyramid of the Sun

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The oldest city in the western hemisphere, whose date of foundation raises questions even among experienced archaeologists, is located fifty kilometres from Mexico City. Its two pyramids, the Pyramids of the Moon and the Sun, are the main historical sights of the ancient settlement. In the pyramid of the Moon were found remains of sacrificed people and animals. The Pyramid of the Sun is a large-scale construction almost sixty-five metres high.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cenote Xlacah

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Natural limestone wells filled with underground water were used by the Mayans as places for water collection and sacrifices. The cenotes were considered the gateway to the Kingdom of the Dead and were considered sacred sites. Today, a number of natural wells in the Yucatan are favourite dive sites for diving enthusiasts.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Mexcaltitán de Uribe

Reaching a diameter of four hundred metres, the island is entirely built up with white and pink rows of houses, accommodating no more than a thousand permanent residents. The legendary home of the Aztecs and Mexico’s national drink, mescal, is now a fishing and shrimping industry. Once a year, Mescaltitán hosts a ship regatta and a festival dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.


The capital of the state of Campeche was founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1540 on the site of an ancient Mayan settlement. Located in the west of Yucatan, the city still has the appearance of a fortress, built in the XVI-XVIII centuries to protect it from pirates. The main attractions of San Francisco de Capeche are forts, botanical garden and Franciscan Cathedral.


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Tulum is distinguished from other Maya cities by a high wall built by the Indians to protect them from raids by northern nomadic peoples. The most massive urban structure located closest to the sea, the temple and fortress of El Castillo, according to archaeologists, could perform the function of a lighthouse. The temple of frescoes is a clear evidence of the ancient worldview, dividing reality into the world underground (death), earthly (life) and heavenly (gods).
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


A huge number of ruins, located on an area of fifteen square kilometres, testify to the former greatness of the ancient Mayan city of Lakam-ha. The modern name of the complex – Palenque – was given to it by the Spanish conquerors. The centre of the ancient architectural composition is the Palace, consisting of several large and small courtyards. Three pyramid temples (the Sun, the Cross and the Leafy Cross) symbolise the seiba tree, which, according to Indian legends, holds the entire universe.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

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The main opera house of the Mexican capital was built in the first third of the 20th century to a design by Italian architect A. Boari. The walls of Carrara marble and the lavish decor inherent in the Art Deco style made this building one of the most beautiful structures of the New World. The Palace of Fine Arts is home to Diego Rivera’s famous mural “At the Crossroads”.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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The unusual underwater museum created by British sculptor Jason de Cairos Taylor can be called one of the most expensive in terms of visits – the price of a ticket to it varies within a hundred dollars. The art installation of four hundred modern objects is divided into three parts and is available for viewing to anyone who knows how to use scuba diving.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Island of the Dead Dolls

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A tiny island in the south of Mexico City became the final resting place of dolls by accident when a hermit living there in the middle of the last century found a toy of a drowned girl in the river and hung it on a tree. Over time, the man began collecting dolls and decorating the island with them. Today, the sunburnt and insect-infested toys give the area an eerie, surreal look.


Growing out of a fishing village, this large Mexican resort is loved by tourists from all over the world. The daytime temperature in Cancun never drops below twenty-four degrees Celsius, and its beaches are characterised by cleanliness and a wealth of waves, so necessary for surfing. Five-star hotels and developed infrastructure of the resort allow you to holiday in Cancun with maximum comfort.

Cave of the Crystals

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Huge gypsum crystals began to form in a cave near the city of Chihuahua about twenty-six million years ago. Growing at one hundred percent humidity and a temperature of fifty-eight degrees Celsius, the “rays” weigh several dozen tonnes and reach a length of eleven metres.


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Xplor’s seven extreme activities include rafting through rivers and caves, rappelling down a cable car, driving a buggy through the jungle and riding in hammocks. Professional instructors keep a close eye on holidaymakers and assist them in overcoming obstacles. An additional safety and tracking device is a helmet with a microchip embedded in it.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Sunday: Closed