The Capital of Mexico has been very important for Mexico Tourism for decades. The Mexico City I first saw in 1957 was a picturesque Mexican town of about 2 million inhabitants with many beautiful avenues with traffic island in the middle and many roundabouts and parks.
Today the city is one of the largest on the Planet with almost 20 million people. The avenues are now open streets called road axis to be able to accommodate the huge traffic of this capital city.
But let me make clear that the enchantment of Mexico City remains as always and now even more developed with many more tourist attractions. Many tourists going to spend time in Mexico’s fabulous beaches will spend a few days here to admire some of the unique world attractions.
Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts is a historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
The Palace of Fine Arts, is located on the east side of the Alameda Park, at the corner of Juarez and Lazaro Cardenas. The construction of this neoclassical building began in 1904 under the direction of Architect Boari.
Its façade is made of marble brought from Carrara. It features some frescoes of Mexico’s finest artists like Diego Rivera, Orozco, Tamayo, Siqueiros and Montenegro.
The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
Museo Nacional de Antropologia, located in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, it is considered one of the world's finest archaeological museums.
It houses a vast collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological calendar. This museum opened in 1971, housed in a fine new building designed by Architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.
The famous "Zocalo" in the Capital of Mexico
Plaza de la Constitución - El Zócalo is an enormous paved square that occupies the site of the ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire.
The area is surrounded by palaces, temples and other structures. Today it is the largest public square in the Western Hemisphere.
It is actually, the third of the world after Tienanmen Square in Beijing and the Red Square in Moscow.
Chapultepec Park is a 1,600 acre bucolic park with enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among
families with children.
National Palace is a historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a famous panoramic mural by by Diego Rivera.
Catedral Metropolitana de la Asuncion de Maria of Mexico City is the largest and oldest
cathedral in the Americas and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico.
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Mexico’s Folkloric Ballet used to be based at the Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, but now performs at various venues around town.
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Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, also called La Villa, this famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to have seen the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531.
Castillo de Chapultepec is an 18th century palace, known for its impressive gardens, served as the home of the Mexican President until 1939 and now houses the famous Museo Nacional de Historia.
Xochimilco is a must visit when visiting Mexico
Xochimilco Until just over a century ago Mexico City was surrounded by lakes that were all connected by canals. Produce grown in the south was taken by this system to the north of the city and vice versa.
Today is one of the best attractions in Mexico with many small canoes decorated with flowers offering a ride through the various lakes accompanied by Mexican Music and delicious Mexican “Antojitos”
Museo del Templo Mayor is an excellent indoor and outdoor museum that displays multiple layers of a modern day, partial excavation of "The Great Temple" of pre-hispanic civilization
Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexican artist Diego Rivera's most famous mural, "Dream of a Sunday afternoon in the Alameda", is housed in this museum.
The neighborhood of San Angel in the Capital of Mexico
San Angel is a neighborhood known for its narrow cobblestone streets and is an oasis in otherwise bustling Mexico City. It features “El Bazar del Sabado” or Saturday’s Bazaar with many Mexican handcrafts, great for little gifts to bring back
Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec is the site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the 1920s, is best known for its Russian pandas.
Museo de Arte Popular is one of the recently opened museums to revive the historic centre and housed in a former art deco fire station. It is a well displayed tribute to Mexico's exuberant folk and popular arts and crafts.
The Frida Kahlo Museum in the Capital of Mexico
Frida Kahlo Museum - Museo Frida Kahlo, also known as La Casa Azul the Frida Kahlo Museum is actually the house where she was born and also died. This museum is in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City.
Plaza de las Tres Culturas is perhaps the most moving spot in Mexico City. In pre-Columbian times it was the centre of the city of Tlatelolco, whose people sided with the Spaniards against the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan.
For more information visit Mexico Tourism Office
Paseo de la Reforma is Mexico City's main artery
Paseo de la Reforma is Mexico City's main street that runs through an upscale residential neighborhood as well as the city's historic district.
Polanco is one of Mexico City's more upscale neighborhoods with a variety of interesting shops and quality restaurants.
Alameda Central is a park with a long history dating back to the era when it served as an Aztec marketplace.
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