Mexico's image abroad is strengthened by promoting Mexican culture, creative industries, and tourism. This is carried out through cultural programs coordinated by our Diplomatic representations across the globe, in partnership with private and social sectors.
Mexico is considered one of the countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is the leader in the Americas regarding UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 27 cultural sites, 6 natural, and one mixed.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) registers 47,000 archaeological sites, 121 museums, 11,000 registered historical monuments, and 59 declared landmarks. Mexico also has 116 tourism destinations (“Magical Towns”) known for their cultural wealth.
With 6,255 screens, Mexico has the largest film exhibition infrastructure in Latin America, and the second-ranked in the Americas. It is the Latin American country with the highest number of attendees to movie theatres (321 million) and the fourth in the world.
Mexico supports the internationalization of the artistic community and promotes Mexican gastronomy and our cultural institutes abroad by participating in international fairs, festivals, cultural, and touristic events. For more information about cultural activities, visit the Mexican Ministry of Culture website.
Mexico aims to share the very best of our creative talent with the rest of the world, supporting independent visual arts, film, music, performing arts and literature. In 2016, we supported over 287 Mexican artists to attend forums, festivals, present their work in recognized exhibitions and competitions on a global scale. For more information, please consult the website of the Palace of Fine Arts.