Like many other Mexican cities, Cancun was originally founded as a Spanish Treasure Island settlement. Today, it is a joiner of the Mexican mainland and a luxury haven. Cancun was originally populated by few settlers and was not formally incorporated as a city until 1882. Throughout the years, the city has experienced a great amount of growth and development. Today, it is ranked as the fifth-largest luxury city in the world and is known for having seven the most expensive hotels in the world.
Interesting places to see in Cancun
Perhaps the most famous site in the city is the Cancun Astronomical Clock. Located in the center of the downtown district, the Cancun Astronomical Clock is known worldwide as one of the most famous and beautiful astronomical clocks in the world. Located inside the Hotel Zone, guests can look through the eyepiece and view the full moon rise at noon over the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Another prominent feature of Cancun is its two beautiful, centuries-old cathedrals. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located in the center of the Plaza Chico and are popular in tourist. The cathedrals feature luxury chapel architecture and feature a series of Renaissance art designed by well-known architects likeAlechinsky and Haller.
The Plaza del Angel, or Plaza of Angels, is also a great place to find a bargain. Lined with beautiful, centuries-old buildings, the plaza is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike.
Cancun’s elegant architecture and the scenery are united into one of the world’s most magnificent and mysterious areas. Many visitors find the beauty and individuality of this area to be simply amazing – a place that lives up to its name.
For even more luxury and adventure, consider staying at the Riu Cancun. This hotel features luxurious amenities, great cuisine, and a wide array of activities and attractions. If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in one of the Caribbean’s most pristine locales, you can find it at the Riu Cancun.
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