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Things to see in Mexico city

Mexico city is the capital of the country and with over 8 million people can be considered a true metropolis. Despite some earthquakes that has shaken up the city in the past, the old center has remained largely the same and there is lots to see and do and experience the history that has made the city to what it is today. 

The heart of the city is the Zocalo which is the central square. The two most remarkable buildings located on it are the cathedral and the national palace. Both are build in an old style and create a nice backdrop. Most of the other sights are a dotted around the city and located in different directions from the main square. There are several churches with some nice examples being Santa Domingo, which is located on another attractive looking square and la Santisima. When walking around the city center you will spot many more. One of the most remarkable buildings in Mexico city is the museum of fine arts. It stands out compared to the rest as it has been built in a different architectural style which is more typical of central Europe. There is a little square in front of it and Alameda park is located right next to it where it is possible to escape the busy city. 

One of the other attractions of Mexico city is Chapultepec park. This park is a well designed collection of lakes, green spaces and remarkable buildings. When entering the park the first view will be of the imposing Los Ninos heroes monument. Some of the other things to see include the Chapultepec castle which is located on the top of a hill and the museum of anthropology. 

A lesser known attraction is the 
Paseo de la Reforma. This avenue starts near the monument of the revolution on Plaza de la Republic and leads all the way to Chapultepec park. The Plaza de la Republic is also a place where many young Mexicans hang out. Walking down Paseo de la Reforma is a nice experience as there are several monuments such as the angel of independence and Cristobal colon located in the middle of the roundabouts. There are several pieces of the modern art positioned on the pedestrian zone and add a lot of diversity to the old parts and modern high rise buildings.

For those who look to escape the city, the ancient city of Teotihuacan would be the best and easiest option. It has some of the largest pyramids that can be found in Mexico and can be visited as a day trip and be reached by public bus which will stop right in front of the entrance. 

The main way of getting to Mexico city is by plane as it is located relatively far from its nearby countries to take the bus. Although for those who are in nearby cities such as Puebla or Oaxaca, this is a probably the best option. The city has a good metro system to get to all the places of interest. It also connects the city to the airport which is only a short ride away. The summers can get very hot, but the city can be visited all year round. In the winter it does get cold, but this is mainly at night, as day temperatures are mostly comfortable making it still a good time to visit.


Mexico city travel photo gallery  

 
Palacio de Ayuntamiento.

Palacio de Ayuntamiento.

 
Some of the government buildings on the Zocalo.

Some of the government buildings on the Zocalo.

 
The national palace.

The national palace.


The photo albums of Mexico 
include: Agua AzulChichen Itza
Tulum and Uxmal.



 



The cathedral of Mexico city.

The cathedral of Mexico city.

 
The two towers of the cathedral.

The two towers of the cathedral.

 
Entrance to the metropolitan cathedral.

Entrance to the metropolitan cathedral.

 



Government administration office.

Government administration office.

 



Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez statue on Santa Domingo square.

Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez statue on Santa Domingo square.

 
Santa Domingo church.

Santa Domingo church.

 
Statue in a street.

Statue in a street.

 



One of the sides of the national palace.

One of the sides of the national palace.

 



The church of Santa Ines.

The church of Santa Ines.

 
Moneda street.

Moneda street.

 



The front facade of the national palace.

The front facade of the national palace.

 



The towers of the Metropolitan cathedral of Mexico city.

The towers of the Metropolitan cathedral of Mexico city.

 
The church of San Felipe Neri.

The church of San Felipe Neri.

 
The facade of a church.

The facade of a church.

 



The church of San Francisco.

The church of San Francisco.

 



The palace of fine arts.

The palace of fine arts.

 



Impressive building.

Impressive building.

 
The statue in front of the palace of fine arts.

The statue in front of the palace of fine arts.

 



Palace of fine arts.

Palace of fine arts.

 



The front facade of the palace of fine arts.

The front facade of the palace of fine arts.

 
Entrance decorated with stone carvings.

Entrance decorated with stone carvings.

 
Monument in the park.

Monument in the park.

 
One of the churches in the center.

One of the churches in the center.

 
Church entrance with some beautiful stone carvings.

Church entrance with some beautiful stone carvings.

 
Typical architecture seen in the city center.

Typical architecture seen in the city center.

 



Some of the decorations seen on the buildings.

Some of the decorations seen on the buildings.

 
View of the historical city center.

View of the historical city center.

 
Monument in the park.

Monument in the park.

 



The monument in Alameda central.

The monument in Alameda central.

 
Paseo de la Reforma.

Paseo de la Reforma.

 



Paseo de la Reforma.

View of the Paseo de la Reforma.

 
Monument of the revolution on Plaza de la Republica.

Monument of the revolution on Plaza de la Republica.

 
Cristobal colon.

Cristobal colon.

 
Cuauhtemoc monument.

Cuauhtemoc monument.

 



Art work on Paseo de la Reforma.

Art work on Paseo de la Reforma.

 
The Mexican stock exchange.

The Mexican stock exchange.

 
The angel of independence.

The angel of independence.

 
Church in the city center.

Church in the city center.

 



Very old fountain.

Very old fountain.

 



Los Ninos heroes monument.

Los Ninos heroes monument.

 



Chapultepec castle.

Chapultepec castle.

 
Statue near the museum of anthropology.

Statue near the museum of anthropology.

 
Modern art.

Modern art.

 



Chapultepec park.

Chapultepec park.

 



Monument of the Mexican-American war.

Monument of the Mexican-American war.

 
Building decorated with stone carvings.

Building decorated with stone carvings.

 
Some of the typical buildings in the city center.

Some of the typical buildings in the city center.

 
Temple of San Felipe Neri.

Temple of San Felipe Neri.

 
The facade of La Profesa.

The facade of La Profesa.

 



Full view of the metropolitan cathedral in the Zocalo.

Full view of the metropolitan cathedral in the Zocalo.

 
Flag waving above the national palace.

Flag waving above the national palace.

 



View of the lengthy facade of the national palace.

View of the lengthy facade of the national palace.

 



The metropolitan cathedral.

The metropolitan cathedral.

 
Santa Ines church.

Santa Ines church.

 
La Santisima church.

La Santisima church.

 



Plaza de Santa Domingo.

Plaza de Santa Domingo.

 



The national art museum.

The national art museum.

 



Statue of the foundation of Tenochtitlan.

Statue of the foundation of Tenochtitlan.

 



The national palace during sunset.

The national palace during sunset.

 
The church of Santa Ines.

The church of Santa Ines.


Internet sites with travel information about Mexico city

General information about Mexico city can be found on Wikipedia and the travel pages of Wikitravel. Although these are good starting points and contain most of the things you will need to know, the pages of Visit Mexico and Experience contain more local information. Mexico city has as any big city has an international Airport which is located close to the city and connected by metroo. For those who are looking to travel further, the website of Ticketbus has all the timetables to all the major cities it is connected to. As a final suggestion it is worth reading the travel guide of the Lonely Planet or the comments made of visitors on Virtual tourist.


Suggested photo albums on Mad Planet Earth

Images of ancient Teotihuacan, an old settlement outside of Mexico city. Photo album of the old buildings of Puebla. Images of Oaxaca, an attractive and beautiful city with a colonial heart. Photo gallery of New York with pictures of Times square, Statue of liberty, Empire state building, Brooklyn bridge and Wall street.


Last update: 16/03/2014