Mexico City Highlights
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.