Archaeological Sites in Mexico

Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)

The Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul is the heartland of the area in which the Maya civilization reached its climax. The Calakmul Biosphere Reserve is considered to be the largest forest mass in Mexico and the second largest remnant forest left in Latin America.

Historic Center of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, World Heritage Site (Mexico)

Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples — the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is an example of Spanish colonial town planning.