Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Tepic

Museo Regional de Nayarit

Set around the courtyard of an impressive magenta palacio (palace), this excellent museum has a beautifully presented selection of top-quality indigenous ceramics mostly sourced from burials from around 200 BC to AD…
Top Choice Volcano in Angahuan

Volcán Paricutín

The young upstart of Volcán Paricutín (2800m) might be less than 80 years old, but clambering up the volcanic-scree slopes to its summit and looking out across blackened, village-engulfing lava fields is a highlight…
Top Choice Museum in Mexico City

Museo Nacional de Antropología

This world-class museum stands in an extension of the Bosque de Chapultepec. Its long, rectangular courtyard is surrounded on three sides by two-level display halls. The 12 ground-floor salas (halls) are dedicated t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Mexico City

Templo Mayor

Before the Spaniards demolished it, the Teocalli of Tenochtitlán covered the site where the cathedral now stands, as well as the blocks to its north and east. It wasn’t until 1978, after electricity workers happened…
Top Choice Arts Center in Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists dominate the top floors of this splendid white-marble palace, a concert hall and arts center commissioned by President Porfirio Díaz. Construction on the iconic buildin…
Top Choice Plaza in Monterrey

Gran Plaza

A monument to Monterrey’s late-20th-century ambition, this city-block-wide series of interconnected squares, also known as the Macroplaza, was created in the 1980s by the demolition of a prime chunk of city-center r…
Top Choice Monument in Mexico City

Monumento a la Revolución

Originally meant to be a legislative chamber, construction of the Monumento a la Revolución was interrupted by the Revolution, and there was talk of demolishing the building, but instead it was modified and given a …
Top Choice Museum in Xalapa

Museo de Antropología

Set in spacious gardens on the west side of Avenida Xalapa, 4km northwest of the center, the building that encases this remarkable museum (containing Mexico’s second-finest archaeological collection) is a work of ar…
Top Choice Historic Building in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Na Bolom

An atmospheric museum-research center, Na Bolom for many years was the home of Swiss anthropologist and photographer Gertrude Duby-Blom (Trudy Blom; 1901–93) and her Danish archaeologist husband Frans Blom (1893–196…
Top Choice Museum in Guadalajara

Instituto Cultural de Cabañas

Standing proudly at the eastern end of the brilliant Plaza Tapatía is one of Guadalajara’s architectural icons – a Unesco World Heritage site, no less. Inside its enchanting neoclassical bones is a most unexpected s…