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Old August 11th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #21
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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #25
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Recap:

Anyways here is a list of sites I visited for each city.

Mexico City:
  • Zocalo
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María
  • Museo Frida Kahlo
  • Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky
  • Xochimilco
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • Plaza de las Tres Culturas
  • Teotihuacan
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Taxco de Alarcón:
  • Church of Santa Prisca
  • The Giant Jesus Statue on the top of the hill

Cuernavaca:
  • Museo Robert Brady
  • Palacio de Cortés
  • Cuernavaca Cathedral
  • Morelos and Juárez Gardens
  • El Museo De La Tortura Cuernavaca (Torture Museum)

Puebla:
  • Puebla Cathedral
  • Puebla Zocalo
  • Avenida 6 de Oriente aka "Calle de los Dulces" (Candy Street) - Known for it's high concentration of candy shops.
  • Biblioteca Palafoxiana - oldest library in the Americas.
  • Casa de Alfeñique
  • El Parian Artisans Market
  • Town of Chipilo - Known for it's Italian community
  • Cuexcomate - World's smallest volcano
  • Fort Loreto - An old fort notable for where the Battle of Puebla took place

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Old August 12th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #26
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very interesting old districts of the city and it's so impressive that those colonial-built edifices are still intact
and for one, the cathedrals' interiors specially the gilded altars are quite impressive too/
BTW, what's with those garishly decorated canal boats for and those dolls stuck on tree trunks signify?
overall, it's a great photo tour.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #27
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very interesting old districts of the city and it's so impressive that those colonial-built edifices are still intact
and for one, the cathedrals' interiors specially the gilded altars are quite impressive too/
BTW, what's with those garishly decorated canal boats for and those dolls stuck on tree trunks signify?
overall, it's a great photo tour.
The photos of the canal boats and the dolls on the tree trunks were taken in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City. The Trajineras which are the decorated canal boats you see in the photos were used in the past to transport goods around but are now used for entertainment mostly being used for either tourists or family gatherings (it is a very popular spot for local families on the weekend). It is not uncommon to see mariachi bands, street vendors, or marimba players using the boats as well to cater to tourists.

Regarding the dolls on the trees some local resident put them up because he thought it would ward off evil spirits, so now you see them everywhere.

Anyways glad you enjoyed my photos.

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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #28
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Great pics...I would love to see Casa Azul some day...Thnks for the tour...
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Old August 14th, 2013, 04:58 AM   #29
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Great pics...I would love to see Casa Azul some day...Thnks for the tour...
Glad you enjoyed the photos, and yes the Casa Azul is worth checking out especially the outside and around the staircase.

Anyways for any architecture enthusiasts out there I do strongly recommend a visit to Mexico City. Personally I can't think of many cities that have pre-hispanic ruins, spanish colonial buildings, beaux-arts, beaux art deco, modern, and post modern buildings all in the same city. The fact that Mexico City itself is very easy to fly into from the US also helps.
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