Mexico’s most popular landmarks - according to Instagram

Mexico’s most popular landmarks - according to Instagram

With stunning beaches, ancient ruins, dynamic cities, mouthwatering cuisine, and rich culture, it’s no surprise an eye-watering 91 million posts have been made under the hashtag #Mexico on Instagram. 

But, for those Insta-savvy travelers looking for backdrops for their grid pics, what are Mexico’s most Instagrammed landmarks? 

To find out, Remitly, who specializes in sending money to Mexico, have researched the most popular attractions and destinations in Mexico, according to Instagram. 

A spokesperson for Remitly comments: “As over 50 million visitors flock to Mexico every year, it’s easy to see the allure of this incredible country. From cenotes to beaches, astonishing architecture, city views and mountaintop vistas, there is truly something for everyone to explore here. 

“With so much to see and experience, the options can sometimes be overwhelming. Using Instagram is a great way to find the most posted locations and destinations while cutting through the noise to see the most-Insta-worthy places to visit.”

Compiling a list of Mexico’s most famous and recognisable places, Remitly has analyzed millions of hashtags used to label Instagram posts to reveal the most popular landmarks and tourist attractions in Mexico. 

#1 – Chichen Itza

Located in the stunning Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, and was recently named one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’. 

Standing at almost 1,000 years old, this ancient Mayan city was once home to a diverse population of Mayan people. Today, the site houses remnants of ancient structures, including the heavily-pictured El Castillo pyramid. 

This incredible landmark has a wealth of history to see and learn about, with UNESCO even naming Chichen Itza as a world heritage site in 1988. 

As over 2 million tourists visit Chichen Itza annually to explore its architectural wonders and gain further insight into its history - this landmark has garnered over 1 million Instagram hashtags to date! 

#2 – Teotihuacan

Situated just under an hour outside of Mexico City, Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city. This incredible landmark was built by hand more than a thousand years before the Aztecs reached it in the 1400s and gave it its name meaning “the place where the gods were created”. 

While much of this city's history remains a mystery, the intrigue and beauty surrounding it has led to over 800,000 images being taken and posted here on Instagram. 

Containing around 2,000 single-story apartment compounds, as well as various pyramids, plazas, temples and palaces of nobles and priests, there is much to explore and capture at Teotihuacan. 

#3 – Zócalo

Zócalo is the historic centre of Mexico City, making it a vibrant, bustling and exciting place to be. Standing as the largest plaza in Latin America, the square sits against the stunning backdrop of the Spanish colonial cathedral. 

As a centrepiece of public gatherings since the days of the Aztecs, Zócalo has a deep history, making it a must-visit destination when in Mexico City. The square itself, known as Plaza de la Constitución, has over 19,000 pictures under the hashtag #plazadelaconstitucion

With so much to explore here, #Zócalo has over 600,000 posts, showcasing the best of what Mexico has to offer - taquerias, murals, secret spots, and captivating architecture. 

Mexico’s top 20 most Instagrammed landmarks: 



Number of Instagram hashtags


Chichen Itza












Ángel de la Independencia



Palacio de Bellas Artes



Monumento a la Revolución



Castillo de Chapultepec



Monte Alban



Catedral Metropolitana



Palacio Nacional



Bosque de Chapultepec



Museo Frida Kahlo



Copper Canyon



Museo Nacional De Antropología



Cenote dos Ojos



Chapultepec Castle






La Lobera



San Ignacio Lagoon