Naucalpan, Estado de México (Mexico City Metropolitan Area)

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The Los Remedios church in Naucalpan de Juárez. The Mother of God, St Mary The Virgin, was obviously aiding the Catholic Spaniards when they fought against the natives, and she was at the time known as the virgin of Los Remedios.

Nevertheless, after Mexico has gained its independence, the only living saint switched side and supported the Mexicans instead. Legend has it the statue of the Los Remedios virgin was then moved to the ground of this church. It’s a nice basilica.

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Another one of State of Mexico’s second-largest city’s main attraction, the Los Arcos water transport system. It’s no longer in use but it’s basically a smaller version of the one in Queretaro. It’s easier to take a good photo of it too.

This reasonably big city within the Mexico City metropolitan area has been home for the past several years due to its proximity to my place of work. It’s mostly a residential city,  and not a touristy place. Big-name architects did construct a handful of iconic structures in the city, including the Satélite Towers, the town’s symbol. In the native language, “Naucalpan” means “four neighbourhoods”, and it officially has “de Juárez” attached to its name, in honour of the nation’s favourite president.

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The beginning and the end of the aqueduct. It hasn’t got much around it.

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Rumour has it that Cortés hid out in the city when he and his gang were forced out of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, by the indigenous people.

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The city from the top of Cerro de Moctezuma, an archaeological site with nothing.

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