Tagged: architecture

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Vertical gardens

Vertical gardens are spreading around Mexico City and are an attractive solution to making the city more beautiful and environmentally-friendly. In fact, some of them, like this one, are true works of organic art.

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Color in Oaxaca

Blue windows and bright red walls, Oaxaca City, state of Oaxaca Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most colorful states. From the bright doors and windows along every street to the crafts and food, it...

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Mexico City’s Mega-Library

  The Biblioteca Vasconcelos is Mexico City’s mega-library, located in the Buenavista area. Housed in a massive modern building surrounded by a botanical garden to sound-proof and isolate it from the city’s hustle and...

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Ornate fountain in Queretaro

The Old Convent of San Agustín in Queretaro, founded in 1728, is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Mexico. The fountain in the centre or the courtyard is as elaborate as...

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The colors of Mexico

Color is intrinsic to Mexico, whether in the food, crafts, buildings or fiestas. This house in Coyoacán (Mexico City) has been painted in the three primary colors, brightening up the corner of a small...

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House of Tiles

The Casa de los Azulejos or House of Tiles is a 16th Century mansion in the Historic Centre of Mexico City and, as its name suggests, it’s covered with blue and white Talavera tiles...

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Art Nouveau splendor in Mexico City

Mexico City’s Gran Hotel in the Centro Histórico is a stunning example of Art Nouveau décor and boasts a spectacular Tiffany dome in the lobby. It also features in the latest James Bond film...