What to do in Mexico City?
World Heritage Site Stroll as you please from the Alameda to the Zócalo. To end the day with attitude, have a drink on one of the terraces overlooking the Zócalo.
The Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of the Historic Center, in the first square of the city. This square was the center of Tenochtitlán before the arrival of the conquerors, and it remained a political and religious center centuries later.
Today it is still the nerve center of thousands of people and place of events. The Zócalo is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, the National Palace, the Old City Hall, and the Government Building. In the center, the huge flag enhances the national sentiment. Here the Independence of Mexico is commemorated every September 15.
Frequently events and exhibitions are organized, some special for children, because in Mexico City little ones have a very special place.
Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since June 2007 the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico has murals created by some of the greatest artists in Mexico.
It is possible to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), as well as the Universum Science Museum and the Nezahualcóyotl Hall, the first concert hall of its kind in North America and classified as one of the best in the world.
Monument to the Revolution
The monument to the Revolution was built in 1938 serves as a mausoleum for the heroes of the 1910 Revolution, including Pancho Villa. It also houses the Museum of the Revolution.
A glass elevator will take you to a viewpoint with a panoramic view. The last trip is at 9:30 p.m., after 6:00 p.m. the monument lights up in different colors.
Climb the Torre Latino
Because it is the skyscraper with the best panoramic view of the city. You won't believe how big it is until you see it. Impressive.
It is the most popular viewpoint in Mexico City and as such represents the most touristic building in the center. It is a construction of 188 meters through 44 floors, which was also the tallest building in the city from its construction in 1956 to 1972.
It is not the tallest skyscraper in Mexico City, but one of the most prestigious for being the first in the world to be built in a seismic zone and for being an icon of the city due to its history.
Anthropology National Museum
A world reference for the richness, quality and museography of the collections it exhibits.
The building itself has been award-winning. The huge suspended roof, the umbrella, stands out as the central focus of attention in the large patio, designed in the style of the open forums of the Mayan ceremonial centers. All the decoration of the façade is allegorical, with references to pre-Hispanic symbols, such as the serpent or the snail.
The oldest urban park in America.
The Cerro del Chapulín or Chapultepec has a centuries-old heritage of culture and multicultural diversity. Its name is due to the fact that it was a place where water was born. In pre-Hispanic times it was a site occupied by Teotihuacans, Toltecs and Mexica; there Moctezuma, one of the tlatoani of the Mexica, entrusted Nezahualcóyotl, lord of Tetzuco and prominent architect, to build an aqueduct to bring water to Tenochtitlán, to build baths with a ritual function, a botanical garden and a zoo.
A Ride in a Trajinera
On Sundays, don't forget to go to Xochimilco to take a ride in one of the colorful trajineras. Food, music and family atmosphere.
This town with a lake spirit located south of Mexico City, is famous for its chinampas and the trajinera rides along its canals, which evoke ancient times when Greater Tenochtitlán was a city that rose among its waters. Xochimilco is perhaps the last living link in the Aztec civilization, an encounter where past and present converge to show that history can continue to be written, without tearing down what is legitimate and integrating what is new.