Explore the Offbeat Attractions of Mexico

The most populated Spanish speaking nation, Mexico has enticed travellers with its cultural hotspots, historical remnants, and sun-soaked beaches. The list doesn’t end there! The destination also has a number of offbeat attractions that promise a pretty satiating experience. We have enlisted some of these ‘lesser-known’ places here for you.

Great Pyramid of Cholula

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Also termed as the Tlachihualtepetl, the Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest pyramid in the world today. Located in Puebla – Mexico, it is actually a temple honouring the God named ‘Quetzalcoatl’. In the pre-Hispanic period, the Great Pyramid of Cholula was a vital religious and mythical centre.

Mercado de Sonora

Want to buy things that appear otherworldly or ‘dark’? Head to Mercado de Sonora right away! Often called the market of witches, the Mercado de Sonora offers animal skins, bird wings, skulls, skeletons, horns, teeth, herbs, leaves, and pottery. Established in Mexico City, the Mercado de Sonora is visited by innumerable inhabitants when they are preparing for the ‘Day of the Dead’ – a holiday celebration for remembering friends or family members who have passed away.

Las Pozas

Check out this sculpture garden for an extraordinary experience. Situated in Xilitla, Las Pozas was made by Edward James, an unconventional English poet and artist, and a supporter of the Surrealist movement. Earlier it was an abode of spectacular orchids and exotic animals. However, now it is a fascinating sculpture garden.

La Pascualita

It’s time to not just see but observe the dead! La Pascualita is a popular, lifelike bridal mannequin in a shop located at Chihuahua. If rumours are to be believed, it is not a mannequin but a perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter. Apparently, she breathed her last due to a black widow spider bite before her wedding. La Pascualita has been in this shop for more than 80 years!

Biblioteca Vasconcelos

The Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a ‘megalibrary’ in Mexico City. This temple of knowledge is known for its size and materials. There are five distinct libraries here dedicated to the country’s great intellectuals like Ali Chumacero, Jaime García Terrés, José Luis Martínez, Carlos Monsiváis, and Antonio Castro Leal. Book lovers will find Biblioteca Vasconcelos truly fascinating.