Mexico City. The heart of a multi-faceted, history-rich country spanning lifetimes. A city so full of life and adventure, from city streets to city eats – where to begin?
Known as the “City of Palaces”, Mexico City was founded in 1525, and offers a glimpse into every phase of growth, from the pre-Hispanic ruins of the National Palace, to the colonial-era Metropolitan Cathedral, to shining stars of today with the Palace of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art. Whether in town for a week or just a day, the folks at the Mexico Tourism Board have put together ideal itineraries to see all that you can during your visit to Mexico City.
Only in town for a long weekend? Check out the three-day tour suggestion that includes the heart of Mexico City, as well as San Angel and the art-centric University City campus. Take a stroll through Chapultepec Park, where you can peruse monuments, botanical gardens, and the National Museum of Anthropology.
In Mexico City for a longer stay? Thirty miles north of the city, you can visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, the Place of the Gods, where the Aztecs believe the gods created the universe. Within city limits, you can peruse the art deco neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa.
Culinary fans will be thrilled the offerings as well, from the San Juan Market to the Xochimilco Market, along with gastronomic tours to delight even the most discerning palate.
Whatever your flavor, Mexico City is the place.
*Photo credit: Mexico Tourism Board