Mexico City is… the capital of Mexico, very old, with more than 20 million people pulsing through its streets, one of the world’s largest cities, the financial, political and cultural center of Mexico, one of the world’s most difficult cities to drive in, filled with exciting things to see and do, an energetic metropolis or just an incredible place to visit. Mexico City is definitely all of the above…and much, much more. It is truly one of the most fascinating and diverse cities in the world. Travelers to Mexico often overlook the capital because most of the country’s tourism is directed toward the beach destinations.
Mexico City should be on ones “Must Visit” bucket list if you are a fan of world-class museums, archeological riches, international cuisine, stately mansions, colonial barrios, diversity, incredible shopping or dazzling nightlife. The National Museum of Anthropology is one on the world’s most visited museums, and could easily occupy a short vacation by itself. Bottom line, the Mexican capital is a treasure chest of history, culture and architecture, and boasts some of the world’s finest museums, theatres and galleries. Simply strolling around the streets, parks or markets and the vibrant nightlife further enriches the city experience. Mexico offers some of the country’s most interesting architectonical contrasts, a real kaleidoscope of pre-Hispanic, Spanish colonial, Post-revolutionary and modern style, from voluminous artistic to strictly minimalist expressions. And everything in-between! The beautiful “Bellas Arte Theater” and the famous murals by Diego Rivera in the historic government building, as well as the cathedral and the Aztec ruins present an interesting contrast to some of the top modern city landscapes.
All of the colorful, exquisite tastes of the Mexican kitchen are all represented in Mexico City. Gathering specialties from Oaxaca, The Yucatan, Michoacán, Veracruz, etc. in addition to a broad selection of international cuisine, there is a huge choice of culinary options to discover.
Mexico City, being located in the heart of the country, and close to most of the colonial riches like San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Puebla, Querétaro, and more (many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites), it is ideal for day and/or overnight tip.
Mexico City represents never ending and extraordinary possibilities for group travel, congresses, expositions, meetings and conventions with 10 large convention centers and an impressive list of hotels. The airport, one of Latin America’s busiest hubs, has recently been totally reconstructed in order to meet an ever increasing demand.
Mexico City began as the home of an ancient empire and grew into a massive, modern metropolis.
Average temperature: 80° F / 44° F 27º C / 7º C