Ole! Tour Mexico Through the Movies!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo using our cinematic road map!
With its achievements in architecture, science, mathematics, art, and written language, the Mayans established one of the most culturally dynamic societies on earth. Mel Gibson's Apocalypto tells the fictional story of the Mayans fall and in doing so, guides viewers on a tour of ancient Yucatan, including its vibrant cities, its jungles, and its wildlife.
The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza were used as a backdrop for Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult classic The Holy Mountain, at one time the most expensive movie ever made in Mexico. At the ruins, Jodorowsky dispenses wisdom to a group of powerful people seeking immortality.