Mexico’s Incredible Ruins

Chichen_Itza

***EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was written and sponsored by Catherine Lavinia.***

 Mexico is fast becoming one of the top luxury holiday destinations, attracting those in search of something a little different, but with 5 star service. You can easily tailor your holiday to your preference by choosing from one of the many Mexico Holidays that are available. Mexico hasn’t always been about tourism however, and it has played host to many ancient cultures in the past as they struggled to claim ownership. Many of the ruins of historic monuments still remain today; these are three of the best.

Chichén Itzá

Standing at a whopping 24 metres high, the Kukulkan Mayan pyramid of Chichén Itzá is punctuated with sculptures and temples. This breathtaking structure is actually one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and a visit here quickly shows you why it deserves this accolade.

Teotihuacán

Built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD, this was once a Holy city, with influence on much of the surrounding area. . Now the area is mostly laid to ruin, but the layout and some buildings can still clearly be made out. At its peak, it is thought that the city had around 25.000 residents, and spanned 26km2. These city ruins offer an unparalleled insight into civilizations past.

Cobá

If you’re looking for a rawer dose of history, then head to the Cobá ruins. These are still engulfed for the most part in vines and the jungle, and much of the area has not yet been excavated. This is a real opportunity to see Mayan history that has been covered for thousands of years and feel like a real explorer.

You simply cannot visit Mexico without taking in a little of the country’s rich and plentiful history. Whilst many ruins across the globe have been lost over the years; those that remain here are incredibly well preserved and an awe-inspiring sight that is sure to amaze you on holidays to Mexico.

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