Tag: history

  • How to visit the National Palace

    How to visit the National Palace

    Our experience at Palacio Nacional in Mexico City On our visit to Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, we were immersed in a blend of Mexico’s rich history and art. Built on a site that has been a palace for Mexico’s ruling class since the Aztec Empire, its current form largely dates back to when it…

  • Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Moon

    Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Moon

    Our Teotihuacan adventure continues with the equally fascinating Pyramid of the Moon. Like its counterpart (Pyramid of the Sun), the Pyramid of the Moon was built around the same time, approximately 200 CE. Smaller yet strikingly prominent, it marks the northern end of the Avenue of the Dead, the main axis of the city. Likewise,…

  • Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    Teotihuacan: Pyramid of the Sun

    We begin the fascinating journey to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, with the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s one of the largest structures of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, stood as a monumental highlight. The Pyramid of the Sun, constructed around 200 CE, is a testament to the architectural prowess of the Teotihuacanos.…

  • Road to Anthropology Museum

    Road to Anthropology Museum

    So we left Chapultepec Castle towards the National Museum of Anthropology. We skirted the edge of a lake dotted with paddle boats. Though the water was not pristine, the weather couldn’t have been more inviting for those looking to drift across the gentle waves. Navigating towards the museum proved a slight challenge; the signage was…

  • Mexico through Chapultepec Castle

    Mexico through Chapultepec Castle

    Chapultepec Castle offers an immersive dive into the depths of Mexico’s rich past. It’s beautifully curated for those who yearn to understand the forces that shaped a nation. Pre-Colonial and Colonial Eras I was greeted with artifacts from the Aztec era, setting the stage for the complex tapestry of Mexico’s history. The Fight for Independence…

  • Different eras in Mexican history

    Different eras in Mexican history

    Table summarizing the different eras in Mexican history, along with the status of indigenous civilizations like the Aztecs and Mixtecs during these periods: Era Description Status of Indigenous civilizations Pre-Columbian Development of early human civilizations like the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Thriving and culturally rich societies like the Aztecs, Maya, and others. Pre-Hispanic…

  • Barrio de Xochimilco’s Aqueduct

    Barrio de Xochimilco’s Aqueduct

    In Oaxaca’s oldest neighborhood, Barrio de Xochimilco, an 18th-century aqueduct stands as a witness to history and transformation. Built to bring water from the San Felipe mountain to the valley, this aqueduct was once Oaxaca’s lifeline. The 1931 earthquake, however, marked a turning point. With a magnitude of 8.0, it caused widespread destruction and tragically…

  • Seeing Benito Juárez all around

    Seeing Benito Juárez all around

    Unplanned, I embarked on a unique journey to explore the legacy of Benito Juárez, a name synonymous with resilience and the fight for justice in Mexican history. My exploration began in Oaxaca, Juárez’s birthplace, and concluded at the Mexico City airport, named in his honor. Here are some information I gathered. Our first stop was…

  • The Splendor of Santo Domingo Church

    The Splendor of Santo Domingo Church

    The Santo Domingo Church and Cultural Center stands as a magnificent testament to the region’s rich history and cultural heritage. My visit to this iconic landmark was an immersion into a world where art, religion, and history converge in stunning harmony. The green rock used in the construction of Santo Domingo Church in Oaxaca is…

  • Night at Plaza Grande

    Night at Plaza Grande

    We spent out last evening in Merida at Plaza Grande. As night fell, the plaza buzzed with life, offering an array of street food. The aroma of freshly made churros and the sight of marquesitas were irresistible. Catedral de Mérida – San Ildefonso has a church session. We couldn’t really take too much pictures. The…

  • Uxmal: An Ancient Maya Marvel

    Uxmal: An Ancient Maya Marvel

    Pyramid of the Magician, unique due to its oval base, is steeped in myth. Its name originates from a folk tale about a magician who built the pyramid overnight. The oval shape, unusual in Maya architecture, adds to its mystique and allure. We encountered the Ceiba tree, or Ya’axche in Maya, revered as a symbol…

  • Starbucks Along Paseo Montejo

    Starbucks Along Paseo Montejo

    This Starbucks is ideally situated on Mérida’s most iconic street, Paseo Montejo. The building, an elegantly adapted old mansion with a terrace, exudes charm and character, contributing to the unique experience. This Starbucks outlet added a local twist to the global Starbucks experience. Starbucks blended the historic charm of the building, a remodeled old mansion,…