Mexico (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mexico will lead you straight to the best attractions this wonderfully varied country has to offer. Fully illustrated, it covers all the major destinations, from Mexico City to the Golf Coast and Yucatan Peninsula and provides all the insider tips you need, whether you're hiking in Copper Canyon, salsa dancing in Mexico City, or diving in the Mexican Caribbean. Plus, it's packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife in each area for all budgets.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mexico explores the country's ancient ruins and colonial towns, as well as the hectic life of its modern cities. You'll find 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sights, such as the ancient city of Teotihuacan and the Mayan rain forest city of Calakmul. City street maps and reliable information about getting around help you navigate this spectacular country.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mexico truly shows you this country as no one else can.
ornamental stonework Islamicstyle window This eclectic mansion in Guadalajara was completed in 1908. The era (see p53) freely combined Rococo, Neo-Classical, Neo-Baroque, and other styles. MODERN (C.1920 – PRESENT) Luis Barragán’s Casa Gilardi, The outline emulates New York skyscrapers on a smaller scale. in Mexico City, has a ground floor characterized by broad, intersecting planes of color. The 1970s design incorporates water as an architectural element. Innovative vertical windows
it holds. Exit Ruins of colonial buildings Entrance to museum Inscriptions give early chroniclers’ impressions of the Templo Mayor. Temple of Tlaloc Tzompantli-shrine The Eagle Knights (now displayed in the museum) were found in this temple. North Court Stage VI Temple of Huitzilopochtli Sacrificial Stone Frog Altar Writhing Serpent The snake is a powerful component of the temple’s rich symbolism. The Aztec name for the temple – “Coatepec” – means “Hill of Serpents.” Stage II Sculpted
musicality of the Aztecs is shown with a range of instruments, such as flutes and whistles. A wooden drum (huehuetl) is finely carved with a warring eagle and vulture. Along the back wall are documents and drawings explaining the system of tribute that sustained the Aztec economy. Here there is also a run around the rim of the stone, their tails meeting at the date of creation. diorama of the market in Tlatelolco, part of Tenochtitlán, showing a scene of pots, food, and other goods being bought
fresh mountain air, the small logging town of Creel is the main road and rail gateway to the largely unspoiled Sierra Tarahumara and the Copper Canyon (see pp176–7). It is an excellent place to join the spectacular El Chepe railroad (see p376), or to disembark and spend a few days exploring the pine-clad mountains. Near the railroad station are the town plaza and Creel’s main street, Calle López Mateos. Two churches stand on the square along with the Tarahumara Mission shop, which gives informal
chaotic, Mexico assaults the senses with the sights and sounds, tastes and smells of a unique mix of cultures and landscapes. Nowhere else in the Americas are ancient history and magic rituals so inextricably entwined with the routines of modern daily life. Between these extremes there Mexico’s arid north abuts are many Mexicos to be the US along a 3,140-km seen. Modern agribusi(1,950-mile) border. This ness exists alongside frontier is the only place on pre-Columbian farming the planet where