Want to visit one of the largest metropolises of the world? An urban jungle made pleasant by its archaeological treasures, stately mansions, colonial neighbourhoods, international cuisine, and dazzling nightlife? Here’s Mexico City with its 27 million Chilangos — as the natives are called — waits for you. Visit the city and see a world unto itself.
While in city, you can visit the numerous monuments, parks, fountains, and tree-lined avenues and roam around the charming neighborhoods having colonial buildings. And then there Zocalo the third largest public square, inviting you to participate in various events that are the life of the square! The square, adorned with a huge Mexican Flag, is a great meeting point — Meet me at the flag.. is a common refrain. Or, you may take a leisurely stroll around the city's main thoroughfare, Paseo de la Reforma, which is lined with magnificent monuments including the famous Independence Monument. You could check out the Alameda Park, the city's oldest park (been around since 1541) with its old style and traditional charm. And when it’s night, it’s the diverse nightlife. Salsa clubs, reverberating discos, live concerts, theatre, ballet, opera, folkloric shows and philharmonic orchestras – you may join whatever your heart desires. And when your stomach desires food, you can pick any international cuisine imaginable or enjoy some local favorites -- Tortilla Soup, Cochinita Pibil and Chilies Rellenos.
If you are a museum freak, you will get enough chances to whet your appetite. At the Anthropology Museum, you can get a whiff of the ancient cultures that thrived in Mexico. Witness the city’s turbulent past at the Museo del Templo Mayor. A not to miss are the works of art by the artist Frida Kahlo and her muralist husband Diego Rivera at the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Natural beauty awaits you at the nearby village of Xochimilco — the place where the flowers grow. Venice-style boating, brightly painted boat, criss-crossing each other! You will be amazed to find a thriving market in boats floating in the water. You can buy flowers, purchase all sorts of souvenirs, hire a mariachi band on boat to play exclusively for you, and order a freshly prepared delicious meal!
Awe-struck! The colossal urban fort that the Mexico City is will pose a problem of choice to you with all its gamut of places to be visited, activities to be participated in, cuisine to be enjoyed and nightlife to be indulged in. Don’t miss it!
Roam freely in the pleasant urban jungle. Explore its history.
Visit the place where the flowers grow. Enjoy Venice-style boating.