As it is the capital of Mexico, Mexico City has plenty on offer for anybody. Whether you want to spend your trip getting a global impression of the city or really focus on architecture, art, and nature, Mexico City will be sure to impress. Make sure you are able to see it all during your trip and rent a car to get around as soon as you land at the Mexico City Airport. This is true comfort!
One of the most visited places in Mexico City is Zócalo square, which is located right in the historical center. This is where you can find the Aztec templo mayor, the National Palace, and the Spanish Cathedral. Moreover, Zócalo is the third biggest plaza in the world. The neighborhoods of Condesa and Roma are famous for their architecture. In Condesa, you will find art deco apartment buildings and Neoclassical mansions with the French Belle époque influences in Roma. The streets are filled with boutiques, restaurants, and cafés. In the south, discover the art neighborhoods.
Coyacán and San Ángel are home to many paintings by Diego Rivera but also by other muralists. Another important area in Mexico City to put on your travel list is Zon Rosa. It boasts a wide range of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs and naturally, this is where the nightlife happens in the city. However, most importantly, the historic city center of Mexico City is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage list as well as the ‘floating gardens’ of Xochimilco in the south of the city.
Two of the most important streets in the city are Avenida de los Insurgentes (running north to south) and Paseo de la Reforma (running east to west). The first one is said to even be the longest avenue in the world. Paseo de la Reforma is also called ‘Seine of concrete’. Some of the most important buildings and monuments are located at or on Paseo de la Reforma, the most famous being the monument Ángel de la Independencia, where several Mexican independence fighters are buried. Torre Mayor, also on Paseo de la Reforma, is the highest building in Latin-America.
On the west end of Paseo de la Reforma, you will find Chapultepec, a large park on a hill. This has been the place to relax and find some peace for the inhabitants of the city for as long as people can remember. The presidential residence is located here as well as the National Anthropology Museum. From Chapultepec, you will have a great view over de Paseo de la Reforma and the city. For another stunning view over the city that will please any photographer, you can also visit Torre Latinoamericana, or Torre Latino. There is an observation deck and museum in the top for the best photo opportunities.
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