The Aztec Capital
Fascinating capital that beguiles its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods, it might seem a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor, though it doesn’t have to be. Many of the most visited tourist attractions in Mexico City are concentrated in the historic center, including the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, the National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palace of Fine Arts and Alameda Park. A few blocks north of the Palace of Fine Arts, Plaza Garibaldi is one of the best places in Mexico City to hear live mariachi music. A kaleidoscope of eras and momentos, of new experiences and splendors from past centuries, that is Mexico City. Here you can jump from on era to the next by just walking across the street. From the mysterious remains of the pre-Hispanic towns found right in the city’s heart, you can go to the colonial era with its endless temples and beautiful houses built of red volcanic rock, and patios with arches and water fountains.
The National Museum of Anthropology and History
Considered One of the Most Important Museums in the World
It is 51 years old, located in the heart of the Chapultepec forrest, lodges collections of archeology and ethnography from all the pre-Hispanic cultures in the country.
Catalogued among the 10 most important museums in the world.
This emblematic building was designed by architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and built with the collaboration of engineers, architects, scientific advisors and workers in 19 months. The President of Mexico, Adolfo Lopez Mateos, inaugurated it in September 17th 1964.
The museum occupies a 70,000 square meters area. Covered areas include 22 exhibition halls, auditoriums, offices, warehouse areas and the National Library of Anthropology and History (BNAH), while open areas are used as gardens, yards and parking lots.
Historic site and local landmark. Inhabited since
the days of the Aztec Empire, Chapultepec Hill offers a commanding view of the sprawling city. The fortress was the home of legendary Mexican leaders including Emperor Maximilian and Porfirio Diaz and played an important role in the Mexican-American War. Now a days, the castle is
home to the first-rate National Museum of History
Founded in the 16th century, Considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the Palace of Fine Arts is a harmonious synthesis of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Baroque styles, a style sometimes called “Porfiriano,” after architecture-obsessed Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, who commissioned the project.
A spectacular feature of the opera house is the stage curtain, which is actually a stained glass folding panel made by Tiffany’s of New York. It is more than 20 meters long, weighs 24 tons, and displays the images of the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztacihuatl in its center.
The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, simply La Villa, as it has several churches and related buildings.
The new Basilica houses the original tilma (or cloak) of Juan Diego, which holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism, the basilica is visited by several million people every year, especially around 12 December, Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Feast day.
The holy city of Teotihuacan is situated some 50 km north-east of Mexico City. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D., it is characterized by the vast size of its monuments in particular, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. As one of the most powerful cultural centres in Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan extended its cultural and artistic influence throughout the region, and even beyond.
Which in the nahuatl dialect means “place of the flowery orchard” is one of the areas in Mexico City in which the lake-based society that once characterized the whole Valley of Mexico still remains, and takes part in a society full of traditions that has centuries of history, and has been declared
Cultural and Natural Heritage of the World by the UNESCO.
Located in Xochimilco, at Mexico City’s southern extreme, the Dolores Olmedo Museum is housed in a rambling stone structure, originally dating from the Sixteenth Century, formerly known as the Hacienda La Noria.
By donating her art collection to the people of Mexico, Dolores Olmedo Patino (1908-2002) created a cohesive whole, where treasures of the fine arts were incorporated into colonial construction added during the Seventeenth Century, surrounded by lush gardens, shaded by singularly Mexican plant species, and inhabited by gorgeous animals like the magical peacocks -seemingly confected of living jewels- and the enigmatic hairless Xoloiztcuintle dogs, a Precolumbian breed that is unique to behold and warm to the touch.
Seven centuries of Mexican history are recorded in the architectural landscape of the Historic Center, of Mexico City,a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Culture and history is abundant in the Centro Histórico of Mexico City, home to museums, famous plazas, ancient buildings and other tourist attractions. Whether you want to explore the arts, history, cuisine or music of Mexico’s capital, the Centro Histórico is the perfect place to start.
This square has a monstrous size, boasting an area of 57,600 square meters and has its place among the largest squares on earth.
Is not only spectacular by its size, but also by its historical importance, was Tenochtitlan’s main ceremonial center. During the viceroyal period as called Plaza de Ánimas or Plaza Mayor, and nowadays is called Plaza de la Constitución to honor the constitution passed in Cádiz in 1812.
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