What to Do in Veracruz, Veracruz
Veracruz is a highly relevant city throughout the continent history, as this was the first piece of land in the American Continent for Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes to set a foot on, eventually leading to a whole new culture, races and way of life.
The city of Veracruz is currently the most important harbor in Mexico, receiving countless amounts of ships from Europe, maintaining, as always has been, as the entrance door for everything that comes from Europe.
The Harbor of Veracruz in four occasions has been granted with the distinction of a “Heroic Town”, because this city has also taken an essential role in defending the nation and during the Independence War.
Culture and architecture are the main features in this beautiful city of the state of Veracruz, some of the main architectonic monuments in the city are: Baluarte de Santiago, San Juan de Ulua Fortress, Municipal Palace, Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, Mail and Telegraph Office, Francisco Javier Clavijero Theater, Reforma Precinct, Cristo del Buen Viaje Church, Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse, Las Atarazanas, Portal de Miranda, Railroad Station, Civil Registry Office, among many more.
Its museums are a wide-open window into the pre-Columbian cultures, but also to the conquest of the Aztec Nation and the Independence of Mexico, some of them are: Veracruz Aquarium, Veracruz City Museum, Reforma Precinct Museum, Naval Historic Museum, Casa Principal, Baluarte de Santiago Museum, Agustin Lara House Museum, Salvador Diaz Miron House Museum, Arts Archive and Gallery and the Mexican Revolution Museum.
Any traveler looking for the perfect vacations, enjoying intense activities, historical spots and a marvelous landscapes, won’t regret choosing the City of Veracruz as their next destination to visit.