An agreement between the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH) and Google means that many of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites can now be explored using Google’s Street View. Perfect for the armchair traveler!
The system allows for viewers to rotate street level views the full 360 degrees horizontally, and 290 degrees vertically to take a “virtual walk” through such major sites as Teotihuacan, Xochicalco, Monte Albán, Chichén Itzá, Tulum, Palenque, Tula and Paquimé.
Google’s images were captured by specially-designed equipment on bicycles that could navigate the paths and ruins without causing damage to the ancient structures.
Google Street Views can be accessed via either Google Earth or Google Maps.
The INAH/Google system includes the following sites in the Maya World region (Mundo Maya):
Uxmal (Street view) – Uxmal (article)
Chichén Itzá (Street view) – Chichén Itzá (article)
Tulum (Street view) – Tulum (article)
Palenque (Street view) – Palenque (article)
Comalcalco (Street view) – Comalcalco (article)
It also includes these noteworthy sites in other parts of Mexico:
Teotihuacan (Street view) – Teotihuacan (article)
Xochicalco (Street view) – Xochicalco (article)
Monte Albán (Street view) – Monte Albán (article)
Mitla (Street view) – Mitla (article)
Yagul (Street view) – Yagul (article)
Tzintzuntzan (Street view) – Tzintzuntzan (article)
Paquimé (Street view) – Paquimé (article)
Cholula, Puebla (Street view) – Cholula (article)
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