Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

The 35,019-hectare Tequila Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities in Mexico has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This expansive area is known for its blue agave crop, which has been used since the 16th century to produce the spirit known as tequila, as well as fermented drinks such as pulque and cloth, for at least two millennia. The Tequila landscape has also served as an inspiration for various works of art, including film, music, dance, and paintings. The site includes the agave fields, as well as the urban settlements of Tequila, Magdalena, El Arenal, and Amatitan. It is also a reminder of the Teuchitlan tradition, which dates back two thousand years and is exemplified by the creation of terraces for agriculture, housing, temples, ceremonial mounds, and ball courts.


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