Mexico City is one of the world's most populous cities with almost 20 million inhabitants living in its greater metropolitan area. The capital of Mexico is a place where you will find absolutely everything you want, from amusement parks, nature walks, the richest restaurants, the best shops, luxury hotels, ruins, pyramids, temples, museums, concerts, plays and much, much more.
Home of the ancient Aztecs - Mexico City is synonymous with fun, great food and beautiful walks, a place where it is forbidden to be bored and where you’ll be unlikely to ever want to leave.
Talk About Historic
The rich history of Mexico City begins with a tour of its historic center and its museums, of which there are so many. The city center features numerous World Heritage sites including, genuine architectural masterpieces such as the Emerald Edifico and the Loreto Church.
Follow this up with a whistle-stop tour of Mexico City’s greatest museums, including the Museum of Mexico City, located in the beautiful Palacio de los Condes de Santiago de Calimaya in which you’ll see hundreds of well preserved exhibits including furniture, crockery and cutlery from the Spanish colonial era. As well as the exhibitions, they also stage many concerts, plays, lectures and workshops, so there’s really nowhere better to explore Mexico’s Spanish heritage than here.
Next on the list is the National Museum of Anthropology, famous for having the most extensive collection of Teotihuacan, Mayan and Aztec artifacts, including native drawings, costumes, weapons and pottery, while fans of art will surely want to check out the Anahuacallim Museum too. This building, designed in an exquisite Mayan pyramid-esque style, houses a collection of works from Mexico’s greatest artists, Diego Rivera, which consists of paintings, masks and ceremonial vessels.
Legacy of the Aztecs
Mexico City is not just about museums either. For those who like the outdoors there are hundreds of brilliant attractions like; The Templo Mayor - a pyramidal structure which occupies the old ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan, the Cuicuilco - a public park which occupies the site of numerous ruined pyramids of the Mayans, and Xochimilco - found just South of the city - a beautiful national park where ecotourism has recently emerged. Here you can embark on an ecological and cultural tour, where you will learn about plants and animals that inhabit the area as well as current conservation projects.
From shopping, soccer, and sidewalk cafes, to walks in the parks, Mexico City has an unbelievably broad spectrum of touristic delight waiting for the visitor. And don’t forget, there is more to Mexico City than just its famous sites – be sure to sample some of the exquisite Mexican cuisine and the vibrant nightlife this city has to offer – this is a city with a character and soul quite unlike any other.
Main attractions: Torre Mayor, the Historic Centre, the golden Angel of Independence, Paseo de la Reforma, the Castle of Chapultepec, the National Palace, Centro Coyoacan, Palacio de los Deportes, the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, and many more.
Official language: Spanish
Area: 1,485 km2 (573.4 sq mi)
Population: 8,851,080 (City)
- Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as U.S./Canada, most other areas are 220-240 Volts)
- North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded Please note that these may not be identical to U.S./Canadian sockets, and may require an adapter.
- 220-240V appliances: Plug adapter + step-up transformer
- 100V Japanese appliances: Japan to U.S. reducer transformer
Other places to see & things to do: Avenida de los Insurgentes, Xochimilco, Monument of Benito Juarez, Estadio Azteca, the Fine Arts Palace, Condesa Street, the Central de Abasto, and many others.