Fly to Mexico

 

Surrounded by mountains and perched on 6500 feet high plateau prone to flooding, Mexico City’s geographic situation is disconcerting. This feature is even more surprising since Mexico is one of the biggest megalopolis in the world and has always played a major role as a city in Central America’s history.

 

Palacio de Bellas Artes

 

Mexico has successively been the capital of the Aztec Empire, of the Spanish colonizers and is now the capital of free Mexico. Destroyed and rebuilt many times, Mexico is a phoenix and a major touristic landmark providing numerous visitors and excursions.

Start your explorations at Plaza de la Constitución (or Zocaló) and its surroundings at the heart of the city. All the religious and political buildings are concentrated around this major public place. The Mexican government sits in Palacio Nacional while Catedral Metropolitana’s bells echoes over the city. A few minutes away, you can discover Templo Mayor museum, famous for its Aztec relics.

Continue on with your visit at Torre Latinoamericana, the highest building of Mexico City. You can go up for free at the cafeteria or, for a few pesos, access the 600 feet high top. You will observe the very popular garden of Alameda Central as well as Palacio de Bella Artes. More to the West, have a stroll in the tree shades of Bosque de Chapultepec or visit Museo Soumaya for its modern architecture and art collections.

 

“Enjoy a Môle sauce chicken: a mix of chocolate and chili!”

 

Several excursions outside the city center will spice up your journey. To the south is the most important Christian sanctuary in the country: Our Lady of Guadalupe. It attracts many believers. Not far away, continue on with a cruise along Xochimilco’s canals. At Xochimilco’s market, enjoy a Môle sauce chicken: a mix of chocolate and chili!

Up north, only 30 miles from Mexico, an expedition to the ruins of Teotihuacan is a must. More than two thousand years after its foundation, archaeologists still make surprising discoveries in the pre Colombian city’s tunnels.

Back in the city center, have a delicious evening enjoying the cocktails of the Limantour bar. You should also try the local beverage, the mezcal (!), at mezcaleria La Botica. Foodies will go for a Mexican cuisine experience at Pujol. This restaurant is ranked amongst the 20th best restaurants in the world for its creative modernization of traditional Mexican dishes.

 

Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María

Best Hotels:

Dream: St Regis luxury hotel offers comfort, great service and a swimming pool for your stay. 5 stars along the way.

Design: La Valise is a cozy and very small hotel with only three rooms where you will enjoy a very personnal service at the heart Roma, a trendy district.

Good Deal: City Express Plus Reforma El Angel is finally a safe bet with low prices and a good view over the city.

 

Off-roads extras:

A color: the yellowish orange of Mezcal, Mexico’s alcohol !

A figure: Hernán Cortés. The XVIth century Spanish conquistador. He took Tenochtitlan (current Mexico City) in 1521 after a terrible siege(?). He destroyed most the Aztecs capital.

 

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