Mexico City was founded by the Aztecs as Tenochtitlan in 1325. It was later conquered and rebuilt by the Spanish. Today, the city of 20 million people is a busy metropolis set against a mountainous backdrop. It enjoys a mixture of European and indigenous culture, boasting Aztec ruins, classical European architecture, a strong arts scene and spicy street food.
Stroll down Mexico City’s version of the Champs-Elysées, Paseo de la Reforma, which includes the golden statue of The Angel of Independence. This avenue connects the the National Palace with the Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec), a hilltop estate that overlooks the city. See the opulent rooms of the former tenants, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and his consort Carlota, and get your camera ready to take a photo of the spectacular view of the city from their bedroom. The castle also houses the National Museum of History. This facility includes collections of weapons, costumes and other items that document Mexico’s history from the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century to the Mexican Revolution in 1910, and beyond.
The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is Mexico City’s premier arts institution. Explore the four-level palace, with its grand marble facade, high ceilings and art deco interior. The upper levels include large works by many famous Mexican muralists. The best-known work is Diego Rivera’s controversial Man at the Crossroads, which was rejected by its original commissioners at New York City’s Rockefeller Center because of its communist message. At night, watch a performance in the palace’s theater, where international companies stage opera, ballet and classical music.
Discover the city’s ancient history at the Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología). See reconstructed temples, tombs and sculptures from Maya, Aztec and other civilizations. Not far from the city center is the Teotihuacan Ruins, the remains of a city built in 100 B.C. This site includes temples, murals and the world’s third-largest pyramid.
Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, in the center of the country. The underground metro system is efficient and extends across the city. The city’s Historic Center is easily explored on foot, or by cycling using the city’s public bike rental program.
Museum, Historical Building and Cathedral
This is the heart of Mexico City with wide-ranging architecture, cultural events and a lively arts scene.
Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, is believed to have appeared on the site of this church, making it an important pilgrimage site for many Catholics.
Visit Chapultepec Castle, explore the National Museum or take the kids to the amusement center and children’s museum in this sprawling city park.
Gaze upon this tall and majestic structure that symbolizes for the whole nation’s citizens the country’s long struggle for independence.
See one of the world’s largest and most famous soccer stadiums, the host to two historic FIFA World Cup championships.
Mexico City’s historic arts center showcases art nouveau architecture, murals, and performances of ballet, opera and classical music.
Embark on a 2-day journey through Mexico City, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the archaeological site of Teotihuacán, visit Guadalupe Shrine and the Frida Kahlo Museum, and take a boat ride on a trajinera on the UNESCO-listed Xochimilco canals.
Live and discover Mexico City using the Official Sightseeing Tour in the City, Turibus has four circuits that you can use with only ticket. You can Hop-On Hop-Off in every stop as many times as you wish, visit Museums, shopping centers and exclusive areas.
Be there as the gates open up for the day at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and explore some of Mexico's rich and vibrant history. Top your experience off by sampling some unique local liquors at a nearby shop.
Ready to get up close and personal with one of Mexico’s most popular sports. It’s going to get exciting! Lucha libre (aka Mexican wrestling), is the second-most watched sport in Mexico and hands down one of the most exciting things you can do in Mexico City.
See the grand pyramids of Teotihuacan with an early-morning visit that shows you the famed “City of the Gods” ahead of the tourist crowds. This tour offers an easy ride from Mexico City and the chance to explore one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Americas.
Departure to visit two impressive ceremonial centers, Teotihuacan (Prehispanic) and the Shrine of Guadalupe (contemporary), witch outline the majority religious development of the Mexican people.
Bring out the salt and lime and plan a Mexican getaway for National Tequila Day!
Tips so you don't get too overwhelmed in Mexico City.
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