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North America > Mexico > Central Mexico

Central Mexico is the country's historic core.


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  • Mexico State — the state that surrounds the Federal District and Mexico City on three sides is the most populous in the country
  • Veracruz — although the beaches are mostly overlooked by tourists, this state is a favorite of many Mexican travelers
  • Tlaxcala — the smallest state in the country offers lesser-known archeological sites and colonial towns
  • Puebla — full of historic buildings, pottery workshops, and churches
  • Morelos — visit the Xochicalco archaeological site, and the 16th-century monasteries on the slopes of Popocatepetl
  • Hidalgo — a great place to explore archaeological sites, practice extreme sports, and enjoy nature


Map of Central Mexico

  • 1 Cuernavaca — a comfortable year-round climate, beautiful parks and gardens, and many Spanish-language schools for foreigners
  • 2 Mexico City — one of the three largest cities in the world, and a sophisticated urban hub with a 700-year history
  • 3 Puebla — a UNESCO World Heritage surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains
  • 4 Toluca — known for its botanical gardens and many museums
  • 5 Veracruz — a rowdy city in the south famous for its nightlife, with a strong Cuban influence

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 El Tajin — this UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the ruins of one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era of Mesoamerica


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