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Veracruz Mar 27

The city of Veracruz is the largest and most important city of the state of Veracruz; it has the largest commercial seaport in Mexico. It is located 90 km from Jalapa and 400 km from Mexico City. Historically, this city is known for being founded by Hernan Cortés, due to it was in the region where the Spanish troops landed to then undertake the conquest of the Aztec Empire. It is also four times heroic, for the courageous struggle of its population against four different foreign invasions. It is known as “The door from Mexico to the World” (La Puerta de Mexico al Mundo), since the port is and has been the largest in the country since its beginnings in the colonial era to the present day and was for 250 years the only port through which goods could enter and leave continental America to Europe. more…