Mexico City Travel Tips
As the third largest city in the world, Mexico City bustles with an exciting urban energy. In the central downtown area, a jumble of French and Spanish-style buildings create a European look. Yet its Aztec heritage remains at its historic heart, with the many monuments, museums and even the ruins of a temple. Like any sprawling city of this size, Mexico City can be unsightly and chaotic in places, balancing Mexico's best and worst ingredients: music and noise, brown air and green parks, colonial palaces and skyscrapers, world-renowned museums and poverty.
Still, Mexico City delivers a smorgasbord culture, dining and shopping. Cantinas, sidewalk cafes, boutiques, bazaars and entertainment options for all tastes and budgets abound. And when you need a respite from the city, you can explore remarkable towns and impressive historic landmarks that lie outside the city in every direction.
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Vast Mexico City is a metropolis of epic proportions, a densely populated valley of broad, shady boulevards, vast and crowded markets, skyscraper-studded business districts, and quiet Spanish ...
Massive Mexico City has been a power since at least the 13th century, when the awe-inspiring island metropolis of stone fortresses and lush canals was called Tenochtitlán. It was the seat of ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
At the center of enormous and chaotic Mexico City, lies a 686-hectare (1695-acre) shady sanctuary of quiet lagoons, groves of trees and grassy expanses covered with families having picnics during the ...
Written by Laura, USA, August 2012
Mexico City makes a great base for exploring more of Mexico’s central highland region. Visitors who venture beyond city limits will find colonial towns, ancient archaeological sites and spectacular ...
Written by Mexico Expert: Carlos, Mexico, March 2011
Originally in the south of Mexico City this museum will open to the public the last Monday of March. It was constructed expressly to hold Carlos Slim's art collection (over 60,000 pieces) and will ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
The Plaza of Three Cultures is weighted with history. It is fitting that the heart of Mexico City’s Tlatelolco neighborhood is now a place of artistic intent and understanding.
The plaza sits atop ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, March 2011
Rising dramatically from Mexico City’s posh Polanco District is a gleaming, new, curvaceous structure unlike anything this architecturally innovative city has seen. It is a brand new art museum, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2011
Centuries before the Mayans erected their first stone pyramid, and millennia before the Aztecs arrived in what's now Mexico City, a far older civilization began laying the foundations for the rich ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
is a cultural hub upon which MesoAmerica turns, home to more than 20
million people (in the metropolitan area), 100 major art galleries, the
third largest number of theaters in the ...
Written by Viator, April 2011
Near the town of Tula de Allende lie the ruins of Tollan, capital of the Toltec empire that thrived from the 9th through the 12th centuries. The Toltecs were known for their military prowess, ...
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