Visited by Alexander von Humboldt on his travels

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Aranjuez Apr 20 - Jun 5 1799 stayed with the Spanish King
Bordeaux Aug 3 1804 - arrived by sea
Cartagena Mar 30 - Apr 6 1801
Curonian Spit His diary states "...Where we stayed for 4 or 5 days and which yielded 5 shells and 3 lichens".
Dolomites
El Tajin From Humboldt's "New Spain" vol II "In the northern part of the intendancy of Vera Cruz, west from the mouth of the Rio Tecolutla, at two leagues distance from the great Indian village of Papantla, we met with a pyramidal edifice of great antiquity. The pyramid of Papantla remained unknown to the first conquerors. It is situated in the midst of a thick forest, called Tajin in the Totonac language. ? The Indians concealed this monument, the object of an ancient veneration for centuries from the Spaniards; and it was only discovered accidentally by some hunters about thirty years ago."
Guanajuato Aug 8 1803
Independence Hall May 24-29 1804, Jun 18-30 1804
Lima He was in Lima 22 Oct - Dec 24 1802
Mexico City and Xochimilco Apr 12 1803 - Jan 20 1804; Whilst in Mexico city he lived at 80 Rep. de Uruguay in the historic center of the town (building can still be seen)
Morelia Sep 14 1803
Old Havana Dec 19 1800 - Mar 5 1801 & Mar 19 -Apr 29 1804
Qhapaq Ñan One of the first people to mention the road in his writings was the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who visited the Andes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century (nom file)
Querétaro Aug 4 1803
Quito Jan 6 - Jun 9 1802
Sangay National Park Jun 19 1802 Climbed Tungurahua
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Jul 13 1802
St. Petersburg He was in St Petersburg in May 1829 (on his expedition to Siberia) and was treated as a personal guest by the Tsar.
Teide National Park Jun 21 1799 Climbed Teide
Tiwanaku 1804
Xochicalco Visited in 1803/4. In 1810 he published a description and plate.

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