It is one of the most representative states of Mexico for its natural, social, historical and cultural wealth. It is considered the door of Mexico to the world, since there came the Spaniards to form the Mexican nation and today is the most important commercial seaport in the country.
Splendid and generous in nature, in which the sea and the mountains, the jungle and the beach converge, rivers and fertile fields, history and modernity, Veracruz keeps its tropical and indigenous essence alive, Huasteca, Totonaca, Olmec, present not only in the archaeological zones, but in its beautiful traditions, in its delicious gastronomy, parties, crafts and, above all, present in the warmth and hospitality of its people.
Its long history, in which the port has been four times heroic before the invaders, is told in every corner of the Huasteca, the Costa Esmeralda, the mountains and the Tuxtlas. This variety is reflected in the great tourist offer, in which there are alternatives for all tastes and possibilities; for something it is said that only Veracruz is beautiful.
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- The Carnival of Veracruz began to be celebrated in colonial times, in 1866, whose celebration was only of a religious nature. However, since 1925, the carnival has the purpose of obtaining funds for charitable causes and it became what is known today as a huge party full of music, color, hustle, good humor and overflowing joy.
- The castle of San Juan de Ulúa is one of the most renowned fortifications throughout the history of the American Continent. It was built in order to store different items that were taken to Spain. Years later it served as a barracks for the troops and as a prison for prisoners of the Viceroyalty, of the Independent Mexico and of the Revolution.
- Most of the buildings of the colonial period are in the Historic Center, highlighting its majestic Cathedral, the Municipal Palace, the Post Office Building and the Zocalo, which used to be called Plaza de Armas. Currently it offers tourists a beautiful park with gardens and a central fountain, where artistic and cultural events are held, and in the evenings the elegant danzon is danced.
- Visiting the Portals of Lerdo is a must when traveling to the port of Veracruz, since the typical Veracruz environment is lived there while you eat or enjoy a drink in one of its restaurants. Musicians interpret typical songs to the rhythm of the jarana, the marimba and sones jarochos.
- The Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is located in the center of the city, next to the Zocalo and the Municipal Palace. Notable improvements were made during 1807 and 1809, such as the construction of the choir and its vault. Its plant is basilical with five naves, of which the power station is taller than the lateral ones.
But that’s not all:
- Meet the Veracruz Aquarium, the eighth most visited in the world, considered the largest oceanic fish tank in Latin America and contains one of the most complete collections of aquatic life, both freshwater and marine.
- Visit the Wax Museum of Veracruz, located in the Plaza Acuario, it has 10 rooms with around 130 figures representing politicians, singers, artists, athletes, as well as fantasy characters and more.
- Discover the Baluarte de Santiago is the only one that still exists of the nine that were built to protect the city from the constant attacks of pirates and privateers who suffered the port of Veracruz.
- Tour the Miguel Angel de Quevedo Zoological and Botanical Park with a wide variety of animal and plant species from the region, in addition to the African lions that are a great attraction.
- Walking along the boulevard that connects Boca del Río and Veracruz has a unique charm; walking, talking or playing a sport along its Malecon, is undoubtedly an attraction that you will enjoy intensely.