A Foto Tour of Mexican Currency

July 17, 2017

We’d like to share a quick foto-tour of Mexico, where photographer Arturo Ortiz matches the images on our currency to the actual locations … paired with Yucalandia’s thumbnail descriptions of the places & people.

¡ Mil Gracias !
 to Arturo for his fun fun fotos https://www.facebook.com/arturotrip/

As you tour Mexico (below) through her leaders & important sites,  consider remembering some of the details … if you ever want to become a naturalized Mexican citizen, as SRE officials often ask us to describe those same key details of our bills during the oral exam.

10 Pesos …  La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Guanajuato

La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Guanajuato is the scene of the Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla‘s  ~chispa~ spark of the 1810 Revolution … Known for the September 16, 1810 Call to Independence …  El Grito    or  Grito de Dolores

The front of the $10 peso note depicts Emiliano Zapata Salazar, a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution.  Zapata is further remembered as the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo.


$20 Pesos … Monte Albán, about 10 km outside Oaxaca de Juárez

Monte Albán  is known as one of Mesoamerica’s most important archeological sites as the Zapotecan & Mixtec capital from  800 B.C. ~ featuring over 170 tombs, great plazas, ball courts & temples.

The much beloved President Benito Juarez is on the front.
“Among individuals, as among nations, Respect of other people’s rights … is peace. ”

Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz .


You can continue seeing the full Article at:

Mexican Currency: A Photographic Tour

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
© Steven M. Fry

Read on, MacDuff …

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