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Mexico City and Xochimilco

Frédéric M Canada - 13-Dec-19

Mexico City and Xochimilco

I visited Mexico between February and April 2019. I visited most WH colonial towns around Mexico City and the capital itself was the fifth one.

From what I've read when preparing this visit, I was expecting Mexico City to be chaotic, loud, noisy and dirty. However, I exited the Metro near Alameda Central, only to find flowering jacarandas and ladies sweeping the street. In the end, Mexico City proved to be a fantastic world-class city, with good atmosphere. Excepting the Metro at the rush hour, it is not very chaotic, and it's definitely not dirty or too noisy.

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Querétaro

Frédéric M Canada - 13-Dec-19

Querétaro

I visited Mexico between February and April 2019. I visited most WH colonial towns around Mexico City and Querétaro was the fourth one.

Querétaro is the most underwhelming town among Mexican WH cities and the one I enjoyed the least. It felt quite like every Mexican town to me, and I couldn't see the OUV. Monuments and churches in the center were either closed or boring, excepting maybe el Templo de Santa Rosa de Viterbo who as an interesting baroque exterior. Jardin Zenea and Plaza de la Constitucion were pleasant public squares, but doesn't deserve a stop in town by themselves. Under reviews bellow describe well my thoughts about Querétaro.

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San Miguel de Allende

Frédéric M Canada - 13-Dec-19

San Miguel de Allende

I visited Mexico between February and April 2019. I visited most WH colonial towns around Mexico City and San Miguel was the third one.

Even though really few monuments are remarkable, I quite enjoyed San Miguel. The little cobblestone street with orange or pink houses are really charming and la Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel is very beautiful. Other churches, especially around Plaza Civica, are interesting as well. However, this city is more enjoyable for its atmosphere. When I was there, pre-easter celebrations were happening with kids running around and crushing colorful eggs filled with confetti on each other! It was just good to sit there and smile with the happy crowd.

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Morelia

Frédéric M Canada - 13-Dec-19

Morelia

I visited Mexico between February and April 2019. I visited most WH colonial towns around Mexico City and Morelia was the first one.

The historical center of Morelia is not a breathtaking place, but the city is beautiful and the feeling walking around was really enjoyable. With its pink stone facades, la Avenida Madero and la Plaza de Armas, the city looks unique among Mexican towns. The focal point of any visit to Morelia is without a doubt the cathedral. It is impressive, massive and harmoniously mixes many architectural styles. Make sure to look at the 4,600 pipes organ inside! The cathedral is also nicely illuminated at night. 

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Yagul and Mitla

Frédéric M Canada - 16-Nov-19

Yagul and Mitla

This WHS is already well reviewed by the first three reviewers and my visit was quite similar to that of Carlo and Nan. I will try to provide complementary information from my visit.

Like Carlo, me and my friend only visited the archeological zone of Yagul, and we were about the only visitors there. We started with La Fortaleza and enjoyed the nice view over the ruins, the surrounding mountains and agricultural fields around. You can see the little tableland-ish mountain where most caves are located. We then visited the ruins themselves. Many sings are within the site with plenty of information and make visiting by yourself quite easy. You can get into some old tombs, which is quite cool. El palacio de los seis patios and el juego de pelota remain the most impressive constructions there.

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  1. Ancient City of Kaunos (T)
  2. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  3. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  4. Central Park (T)
  5. Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T)
  6. Chankillo Astronomical Complex (T)
  7. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  8. Church of Santa Prisca and its Surroundings (T)
  9. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras) (T)
  10. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  11. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  12. Ellis Island (T)
  13. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  14. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System form Peru (RNSIIPG) (T)
  15. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  16. Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)
  17. Kekova (T)
  18. Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (T)
  19. Nasca Aqueducts (T)
  20. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  21. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  22. Peruvian Central Railway (T)
  23. Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)
  24. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  25. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  26. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  27. The Coastal Lomas System of Peru (T)
  28. The Historic Centre of Cajamarca (T)
  29. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  30. Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (T)
  31. Via Appia "Regina Viarum" (T)
  32. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  33. Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)
  34. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)

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