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Mexico is one of the world's most popular tourism destinations, popping up #10 on UNWTO charts as the number of overseas tourists visiting in 2014 climbed to nearly 30 million. With beaches along the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean and a mountainous interior laced with jungles and deserts, it offers ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations, Spanish colonial architecture, world-class museums, distinctive arts and crafts and sleek boutiques and clubs. Cartel activity has made travel in some parts of the country unsafe.

It's a popular LGBTQ destination particularly in the Pacific resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco and the big cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara, nicknamed "the San Francisco of Mexico." While rural areas may be less welcoming, the country's anti-discrimination law protects the LGBT community and sex changes are legally recognized.

In June 2015, a ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court quietly legalized same-sex marriages by overruling state laws defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. Previously, they were legal only in Mexico City and in the states of states of Coahuila (near Monterrey) and Quintana Roo (on the Yucatan Peninsula).

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Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Mexico City -  Things to do

The Palace of Fine Arts cultural center was designed by the Italian architect Adamo Boari at the turn of the 20th century but wasn't inaugurated until 1934. It contains...
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City

Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Mexico City -  Things to do

One of the world's most impressive collections of pre-Hispanic art and artifacts is housed in the National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park. The museum also...
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Chapultepec Park, Mexico City

Chapultepec Park

Mexico City -  Things to do

One of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere measuring 1,695 acres, the Bosque de Chapultepec is compared to Paris's Bois de Boulogne or New York City's...
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Zócalo, Mexico City

Zócalo

Mexico City -  Things to do

At 57,600 m2, the Zócalo is one of the largest squares in the world and where the Aztecs founded their capital city of Tenochtitlan. In the present day, it...
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Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul), Mexico City

Frida Kahlo Museum (La Casa Azul)

Mexico City -  Things to do

The Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House, is dedicated to the life and work of one of Latin America's most renowned artists: Frida Kahlo, providing an...
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Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico City

Teotihuacan Pyramids

Mexico City -  Things to do

The pre-Columbian pyramids at Teotihuacan (birthplace of the gods) is one of Mexico's largest and most impressive archaeological sites, dating back to 100 B.C. Located...
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Las Islas Marietas National Park, Puerto Vallarta

Las Islas Marietas National Park

Puerto Vallarta -  Things to do

The Islas Marietas are often called the Mexican Galapagos. Since 2008, they have been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The islands are a prime viewing area for humpback...
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La Quebrada Cliff Divers, Acapulco

La Quebrada Cliff Divers

Acapulco -  Things to do

The iconic La Quebrada Cliff Divers perform daily, diving 45 metres (147 ft) from the cliffs of La Quebrada into the sea below. Shows are at 12:45 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm,...
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Taxco, Acapulco

Taxco

Acapulco -  Things to do

Taxco is a city between Acapulco and Mexico City, known as the Silver City because of the beautiful jewelry and silverware crafted from the silver mined there. It has...
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