Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. This city offers a multitude of tourist attractions to choose from, be it culture, history, sports, adventure or nature. With over 24 million inhabitants, it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and it is also referred to as the ‘Manhattan’ of Latin America.

Mexico - Mexico City, Zocalo - Cathedral Metropolitana

Mexico City is a city full of surprises. In the heart of this historic center is the Zócalo, also known as the Plaza de la Constitución. It is considered one of the largest squares in the world and is surrounded by some impressive architectural work. On one side of the Zócalo, you can see the beautiful Catedral Metopolitana, and on the other side, the great Palacio Nacional, which houses the President’s office, a museum, and some stunning mural artwork by Diego Rivera. Some of the biggest tourist attractions here are the National Palace, Maximilian’s Castillo, Templo Mayor and the Casa de los Azulejos. There are many famous museums and galleries as well, like the National Museum of Anthropology, the Museo Nacional de Arte and the Palacio de Bella Artes.

Mexico - XochimilcoBeing a historical city, DF, as it is commonly called in Mexico, is home to many religious and architectural sites, such as the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and of course the Antigua Basilica of Guadalupe, which is the most visited temple in Mexico. Mexico City also boasts beautiful parks, gardens and scenic spots, the most popular ones being the Bosque de Chapultepec, Xochimilco’s Floating Gardens, Paseo de la Reforma, Querretaro and the Colonia Roma area. The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is a great example of the city’s blend of architectural styles: Aztec, Spanish and contemporary.

In DF, one can indulge in many different outdoor activities like swimming, boating, camping, fishing, playing golf, hiking or spending a day in amusement parks, especially the Six Flags Park, for kids. Mexico City has a vibrant nightlife and a multitude of bars, pubs, mariachi and flamenco shows, dance clubs, Broadway style theatre presentations, discos, chamber music, as well as folkloric dinner shows.

Mexico - TeothiacanOther popular attractions include Coyoacan, Plaza Garibaldi, the School of Fine Arts, San Miguel, San Angel, the Laguna del Tejocotal and La Feria amusement park.

Mexico City has a temperate climate with pleasant summers and mild winters. Seasonal variations in temperature are small, making it a perfect year-round destination.

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