The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral dominates the city centre.
The streets of Mexico City are very busy. The iconic Volkswagen beetle were often used as taxi cars.
The ancient city of Teotihuacán lies 42 kilometres north-east of the centre of Mexico City.
The ancient city of Chichén Itzá is on the Yucatán peninsular, over 1100 kilometers east of Mexico City.
One of the largest buildings at Chichén Itzá is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid called El Castillo (Spanish for “the castle”) or the Temple of Kukulcán.
Temple of a Thousand Warriors
This stepped pyramid is surrounded by about 200 columns carved with images of Toltec warriors. It is also called the Temple of a Thousand Columns or The Temple of the Warriors.
Top of El Castillo gives a good view of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors.
The columns would have supported a roof, that was probably made of palm and grass. Today, only the columns remain.
Another temple is El Caracol (“The Snail” in Spanish). It has a spiral staircase inside. Most Maya buildings are rectangular, but this one unusual because is round.
It is also known as The Observatory, because it has sight lines aligned with various astronomical events.