Mexico City, is the oldest, highest and most populous city in North America. It is a city that is rich and diverse in culture that thrives as a modern metropolis, where jacaranda trees soften the cityscape, the sound of mariachi bands can delight our ears, and diversions such as traditional Aztec dance enthrall visitors of all ages.
Delectable dishes like mole poblano, and their international cuisines will definitely melt in our mouth, you will also find museums devoted to everything from beloved local art icon Frida Kahlo to pre-Hispanic cultures illuminate centuries of history. I would say whether you come for a weekend or for an extended stay, the sights, sounds, and tastes of this great city will be with you for a lifetime or at least until your next visit. This was the comments given to me by many who have visited this city of superlatives and many interesting places there!
You may want to know that Mexico City is home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites. The bustling Historic Downtown beckons us to explore its churches and museums, squares and gardens. Spectacular Xochimilco, the world’s biggest floating garden, will transport you back to the arrival of Mexico’s first settlers. The Luis Barragán House will offer visitors and tourists an intimate look at Mexico City’s most celebrated modern architect. And the National Autonomous University of Mexico is among the most important educational institutions in the Spanish-speaking world.
The heart of the Historic Center is the Zócalo. You may not aware that this immense square occupies the site that was once Tenochtitlán, i.e. the ancient capital of the Aztec Empire, which is now home to many of the city’s most significant buildings. With its five altars and fourteen chapels, the ornate Metropolitan Cathedral is regarded as the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America. The National Palace displays Diego Rivera’s phenomenal murals in its courtyard. The Templo Mayor displays ruins of the Aztec empire, unearthed some thirty years ago. North of the Zócalo is the Basilica of Guadalupe, the most important temple to the Virgin Mary in all of Latin America.
Besides rich in history, Mexico City has also hosted many important world events. For example, the city was the site for both the Miss Universe competition and renowned photographer Spencer Tunick’s nude photo shoot, and many others too. What is the next big event? I would say it is our visit to further discover those places of interest, its ancient traditions and its utterly modern present within this unforgettable city, the Mexico City!