Aztec wonders continue to attract holidaymakers to Mexico

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Due to the warm climate, the delicious cuisine, and the country’s pristine beaches, Mexico is a highly desirable holiday destination for many people around the world. Additionally, the 45 million travelers that flocked to the country in 2019 were undoubtedly drawn to the various Aztec ruins that provide a fascinating experience.

Known to be ruthless warriors and devoted to their religion, the Aztecs are still felt today in a number of popular modern-day offerings. For example, the Aztecs can be seen in movies like México Bárbaro and Apocalypto, while games like 3 Secret Cities boast an Aztec theme as players are taken on an epic adventure to discover hidden treasures and lost worlds. As such, it’s entirely natural for people to become fascinated by the Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period.

Thanks to a number of ruins that are dotted around the country, holidaymakers can gain a glimpse into the lives the Aztecs led and see the cities, statues, and a variety of other monuments that are associated with that particular era. These ruins certainly contribute to Mexico’s holiday package, with holidaymakers from around the world continuing to visit a number of famous ruins that are associated with the Aztec Empire.

El Tajín is a former Aztec city

A wonderful structure that catches the eye of travelers as soon as they can see it from a distance, El Tajín is a former Aztec city with truly unique features. A beautifully designed structure that was an important place for the Aztec people between 600 and 1200 AD, El Tajín’s strategic position made it a key area for the Aztecs at the time. Also located near vital trading routes that helped society function more smoothly at the time, venturing to El Tajín is at the top of many people’s itineraries.

Teotihuacan is a mystery

Certainly one of the most intriguing ruins Mexico has to offer, nobody actually knows who built Teotihuacan. Discovered by the Aztecs, it was apparently completely empty when they arrived at this unique setting that is filled with pyramids and temples. Easy to access from Mexico City, Teotihuacan is a huge archaeological site that tourists can’t wait to witness in the flesh. A location that the Aztecs eventually regarded as a place where gods were created, it’s one of the most in-demand tourist destinations in the country.

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Mexico City is filled with Aztec features


There is plenty to see and do in Mexico City anyway, but it also oozes history thanks to its rich past. A city that was built entirely on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, travelers essentially feel like they’re visiting the former center of the Aztec Empire whenever they’re exploring the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. That’s exactly what it was, too, with the city-state of Tenochtitlan being the capital of the realm. Mexico City therefore oozes Aztec features and enables holidaymakers to feel like they’re walking in the land of the Aztecs.

Texcoco was a prominent education hub

A city-state that helped form the Aztec Empire, Texcoco was an essential destination for the Aztecs as it didn’t just provide them with a place to freshen up and enjoy a bath, but it also offered educational and learning classes that helped to better the Aztec people and create a more civilized society in the process. A hugely popular destination with hikers who want to see the baths and the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl up close, while also making the most of the area’s amazing views, the former inhabitants of the city can be felt in this truly amazing location.


A city-state that helped form the Aztec Empire, Texcoco was an essential destination for the Aztecs as it didn’t just provide them with a place to freshen up and enjoy a bath, but it also offered educational and learning classes that helped to better the Aztec people and create a more civilized society in the process. A hugely popular destination with hikers who want to see the baths and the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl up close, while also making the most of the area’s amazing views, the former inhabitants of the city can be felt in this truly amazing location.