Sightseeing in Mexico
Tourism and Culture
Different Forms of Tourism
- In Mexico City and its surroundings: The Templo Mayor, the historic city center district,& The Museum of Anthropology and History, the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Taxco, Morelia, Tula. In the center of the country: Guanajuato, Guadalajara,San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro In the south of Mexico: Palenque and Chichen Itzá, la Riviera Maya.
- The Metropolitan Cathedral, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Craftsmanship in Morelia, Gastronomy in Puebla,Ruta del Tequila en Jalisco, Festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Contemporary architecture in Tijuana
- La Peña de Bernal, Querétaro;; El Chico National Park, Hidalgo; , Michoacán;Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes, The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Michoacán; Ecotourism, Yucatán,Kayak, Veracruz.
- The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Basilica of Oulr Lady of Guadalupe, The Sanctuary of Christ the King, Cerro del Cubilete.
- Baja California, Hidalgo, Chihuahua.
- Mexico has many beaches on the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans' coasts. For further information, visit the website of the Mexican Ministry of Tourism.
- Winter Sports
- No tourist activities have been developed for this type of sport.
- Outdoor Activities
- Diving, camping, canoeing, fishing, surfing... Mexico offers an endless list of activities. Consult the website VISIT MEXICO
- In the Mexican state capitals, there are shopping centers, markets and stores where one can obtain folkloric and odd articles.
Individual and Civic Freedoms
- Political Freedom
- Exists, but there is a lot of internal political tensions.
- Civil Liberty
- Freedom of the Press
- Restricted. During the last few months there have been cases of murdered journalists.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 138/175
Evolution: 2 places up compared to 2008
- For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
- Free Access to the Internet
- Freedom of Assembly
- Rule of Law
- It exists, but threatened by political problems.
- Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
- Respected, but there is violence and crime.
- Women's Condition
- Her status is respected, however, 'machismo' has made her a victim of physical and psychological violence.
- For Further Information
Reporters without Frontiers
Social condition of a woman in Mexico
- Degree of Freedom
- Catholics: 89.9%, Protestants: 5.2%, Jewish: 0.05%, Others 2.1%, No religion 2.5%,
- Role of Religion in Society
Since the majority of the population is Catholic, there are still some holidays and traditional practices celebrated on a national level.
However, there is a state and church separation in government as well as in education.
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