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Mexico City is the capital and most populous city of Mexico, with a total of 25 million people. It is also one of the biggest cities in Central and North Americas.
The city is a chaotic and amazing mix of modern constructions and attractions, plus ancient and historical beauties that reveal the best of the Mexican culture. Many people usually stay a short time in the city, usually when they are traveling to more visited places like Cancun or the USA, but don't fool yourself: Mexico City has a lot to offer!
Check out our tips below, so you can make the most of this incredible city:
The must-see attractions in Mexico City
If you are going to spend only a couple days in the city, you cannot miss some atractions like the Historical Center and Zócalo, the main square of the capital - where its history begins. It is also the place where the Mexican Government is located. Set aside a bit of your time to appreciate the gorgeous Cathedral and the archeological site Templo Mayor.
Don't forget to visit the Bosque of Chapultepec, an urban park that is one of Mexico's most important atractions! You'll find great constructions and objects made by Aztecans and other native people which represent a huge part of the country's culture. Make sure you go to the National Museum of Anthropology, the Rufino Tamaro Museum and the Modern Art Museum. You may also visit the Zoo, the Botanical Garden and the Chapultepec Castle.
If you have more time, check out these amazing places
If you are going to spend a longer time in Mexico City, you are definitely not going to be disappointed. It's hard to think about Mexico and don't remember the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, the ruins of a pre-hispanic city, also considered one of the 7 wonders of the world! The easiest way to visit this archeological site is through city-tours offered by many local agencies. Many of them combine the Pyramids' tour with a visit to Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Mexico's patroness.
Another amazing option is the Frida Kahlo Museum, popularly known as La Casa Azul, where you can be easily fascinated by her work and life. Visit Xochimilco, a remote area of Mexico City, known for its famous canals and colorful boat rides, where you can find great typical food and local music. If you enjoy shopping, you can go in the district of Polanco and enjoy its local stores and restaurants.
It doesn't matter how long you plan to stay in the city, you will not be desappointed by Mexico's capital! Navigate through the interactive map below, and explore the beauties of the city:
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