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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
[Img] "A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between A.D. 500 and 700, when its influence extended throughout the basin of the..." [More]

Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
[Img] "Xochicalco is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a fortified political, religious and commercial centre from the troubled period of 650-900 that followed the break-up..." [More]

Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Alban
[Img] "Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples - Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs - the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Alban..." [More]

Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
[Img] "Campeche is a typical example of a harbour town from the Spanish colonial period in the New World. The historic centre has kept its outer walls and system of fortifications,..." [More]

Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro
[Img] "The five Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda were built during the last phase of the conversion to Christianity of the interior of Mexico in the mid-18th century and became..." [More]

Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
[Img] "Calakmul, an important Maya site set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas of southern Mexico, played a key role in the history of this region for more than twelve..." [More]

Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
[Img] "These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatepetl, to the south-east of Mexico City. They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the..." [More]

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
[Img] "The holy city of Teotihuacan ('the place where the gods were created') is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries..." [More]

Historic Centre of Zacatecas
[Img] "Founded in 1546 after the discovery of a rich silver lode, Zacatecas reached the height of its prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries. Built on the steep slopes of a..." [More]

Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
[Img] "Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world's largest and most densely populated..." [More]

Historic Centre of Puebla
[Img] "Puebla, which was founded ex nihilo in 1531, is situated about 100 km east of Mexico City, at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano. It has preserved its great religious..." [More]

Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
[Img] "Founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century, Guanajuato became the world's leading silver-extraction centre in the 18th century. This past can be seen in its..." [More]

Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
[Img] "Tlacotalpan, a Spanish colonial river port on the Gulf coast of Mexico, was founded in the mid-16th century. It has preserved its original urban fabric to a remarkable..." [More]

Archeological Zone of Paquime, Casas Grandes
[Img] "Paquime, Casas Grandes, which reached its apogee in the 14th and 15th centuries, played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the Pueblo culture of the..." [More]

Sian Ka'an
[Img] "In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky'. Located on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula,..." [More]

Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
[Img] "Located in the central part of the peninsula of Baja California, the sanctuary contains some exceptionally interesting ecosystems. The coastal lagoons of Ojo de Liebre and..." [More]

Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro
[Img] "The old colonial town of Queretaro is unusual in having retained the geometric street plan of the Spanish conquerors side by side with the twisting alleys of the Indian..." [More]

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
[Img] "This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatan peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city...." [More]

El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
[Img] "Located in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin was at its height from the early 9th to the early 13th century. It became the most important centre in north-east Mesoamerica after..." [More]

Hospicio Cabanas Guadalajara
[Img] "The Hospicio Cabanas was built at the beginning of the 19th century to provide care and shelter for the disadvantaged - orphans, old people, the handicapped and chronic..." [More]

Historic Centre of Morelia
[Img] "Built in the 16th century, Morelia is an outstanding example of urban planning which combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience...." [More]

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
[Img] "The Mayan town of Uxmal, in Yucatan, was founded c. A.D. 700 and had some 25,000 inhabitants. The layout of the buildings, which date from between 700 and 1000, reveals a..." [More]

Luis Barragan House and Studio
[Img] "Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragan in the suburb of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect's creative work in the..." [More]

Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
[Img] "From c. 100 B.C. to A.D. 1300, the Sierra de San Francisco (in the El Vizcaino reserve, in Baja California) was home to a people who have now disappeared but who left one of..." [More]

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