SAN JOSE MATULID CHAPEL
San Jose Matulid Chapel is believed to be the oldest church in Pampanga. Although there are no written records that show the exact construction of the chapel, the locals claim that it is older than the Sta. Monica Parish Church which was built by the Augustinian friars in 1665. San Jose Matulid chapel could have been built in the late 1580’s.
ROTONDA STO. DOMINGO
One of the few structures that serves as turning point for different major roads in Mexico. Rotonda Sto. Domingo has two roads leading to Sta. Ana town and the town proper.
OLD STA. MONICA CHURCH BELLTOWER
The only remnant of the Sta. Monica Parish Church which was built by Spanish friar, Fr. Jose dela Cruz in 1665. The tower is made of stone and bricks. It is believed to be one of the oldest remaining structures in Pampanga that depicts the Hispanic period and the deep Catholic faith of the people of Mexico.
NATIONAL GRID CORP.
The largest sub-station of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Central Luzon is based in Mexico. NGCP is a private corporation that maintains and operates the power transmission network of the Philippines. NGCP is a joint venture of the State Grid Corporation of China, Monte Oro Grid Resource of the Philippines and Calaca High Power Corporation. NGCP took over TransCo on 15 January 2009. The corporation was inaugurated in Manila by Zheng Baosen, vice-president of the State Grid Corporation of China. This venture is the biggest investment made by China in the Philippines, in which 40% is owned by China
MAXIMINO HIZON MONUMENT
The Monument of the greatest Kapampangan revolutionary hero stands at the grounds of the Municipal Plaza on the side of the Municipal Hall. The Monument was built in memory of General Maximino Hipolito Hizon, a brave and extraordinary young man who joined the Katipunan in 1896 and became the Comandante General of Pampanga in the latter part of the revolution. Born in May 9, 1870 in Parian, Mexico, he supported the Revolutionary Government of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Hizon also played an important role in the Philippine-American war under Aguinaldo’s regime. One of his most difficult missions was to recapture Manila from the Americans. When he was captured along with the other Katipuneros, Apolinario Mabini, Artemio Ricarte and Mariano Llanera, he chose to be exiled rather than collaborate with the colonizers.
HIZON ANCESTRAL HOUSE
The Hizon Ancestral House is the home of Kapampangan culinary authority Lillian Lising Borromeo. The heritage house was built in 1916 and was originally owned by the family of Dona Maura Hizon-Lorenzo, a descendant of Mexico’s early settlers Dona Paula David-Hizon and Don Vicente Hizon.
Borromeo is a great grandchild of the Hizons. Not only she is known for her culinary expertise, she also restored the old Hizon kitchen with the remaining century-old kitchen pots and silver wares that were passed on from generations by the Hizon clan. The Hizon Ancestral House is now being frequented by foreign and domestic tourists alike.
Abacan Bridge (also known as the San Jose Malino-Anao Bridge)
Abacan Bridge is one of the old structures in Mexico which connects the town’s northern and southern villages. The Abacan River is one of the largest waterways in Pampanga which stretches from upstream Angeles City to Mexico. The stream merges downstream with the larger Pampanga River.