La Casa de Hernán Cortés - Antigua, Mexico

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

The house of Hernán Cortés is located in Antigua, Mexico north of the City of Veracruz.

For about 75 years it was the only official port in Mexico for the Spanish Empire and saw the transfer of immense quantities of gold and silver to Spain. 

Antigua was the first municipality in the Western Hemisphere. It was also the beginning of the original Camino Real which led north to Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Francisco, California.

The ancient Casa de Cortés built of stones, coral and bricks is now a fascinating ruin covered with jungle vines. It was originally a customs house and armory.

This quiet little town of Antigua is well worth a visit. 

 

 

 

Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 


Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Casa de Cortes - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Follow my blog as I give you tips and fun facts about Latin America, expatriates, relocation and making referral income.   

 


 

palm tree at night

 

 

Latin America --  Isn't it about time you learned more about the opportunities for YOU?

 

 

 

  

Yaz & Books

 

 

Viva Latin America

 

 

If you are looking to

Buy or Sell real

estate contact

 

Gary Coles  

800-595-2368

garytcoles@aol.com

 

Do you have questions about real estate in Latin America? We are glad to provide assistance if you are considering a real estate purchase in Latin America

www.Paradise4Gringos.com

 

We LOVE Referrals

 

 

As a thank you for reading my blog, send a real card NOW to someone you are thinking about. Postage and card are free - Just click on the SendOutCards Logo.

SendOutCards Logo

 
 
close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Things to Do/Places to Visit
The Lounge at Active Rain
BananaTude
!!VIVA MEXICO!!
TravelingRainers
Tags:
paradise4gringos
venture realty international
gary t coles
mexico
veracruz

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
391,665
Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Gary - Love your photos of the House of Hernán Cortés - make me want to go there! It looks like such  a mystical and intriguing place with all the vines and moss and what fantastic ruins. I may just have to visit Antigua and check it out for myself. You my friend are also a great photographer!

Apr 02, 2011 11:41 PM #1
Rainer
408,459
Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Kristine,  Thank you.  I really loved Antigua.  Next Saturday, I will post a grouping of photos on the ancient church that is still in use.  The whole area has so much to offer and very few Gringos visit the area.  It is only a few miles from the rain forest, the beach, charming colonial towns, historical sites, and ruins. If you ever get the chance to visit the area let me know and I will get a lot of information and some good contacts in the area.  I know you would love the area.

Apr 03, 2011 12:08 AM #2
Rainer
104,897
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Gary, this looks like a very mysterious place. It makes me wonder who lived there and what happened to those people. I love your photos - you are an amazing photographer. When I travel to Mexico, I would love to stop by Antigua.

Apr 03, 2011 06:43 PM #3
Rainer
408,459
Gary Coles
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Elizabeth, Thank you.  I love to take the photos so I am glad that they can share some wonderful places with others. I always wonder about the people who once lived there when I see ancient ruins. I know you will love Antigua if you ever get a chance to visit.

Apr 03, 2011 10:11 PM #4
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
408,459

Gary Coles

Latin America Real Estate
Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention