Megalopolis of 20 million inhabitants, Mexico City is the capital and most populous city of America. It is situated at 2250 meters altitude on a plateau surrounded by mountains rising to over 5000 meters.
The colors of the city, the famous mariachi tunes, these traditional musicians, make the town a city authentic. It is a destination that is better suited to demanding lovers of urban culture.
Palces to visit:-The Plaza of the Constitution ("Zocalo"), which includes several historic buildings.
-Xochimilco canals at 20 km from Mexico, romantic walks on channels.
-The ruins of Teotihuacán: 40 km from the capital, a city of ancient remains missing.
Museums:-Palace of Fine Arts:
This palace built in 1905 is located on Alameda Central, near the oldest public park in the city. After a walk in the park, it is a delight to post to this building to admire the magnificent domes and ceramic statues that symbolize the dramatic arts.
Inside, you can admire the murals of the greatest artists of the genre such as Siqueiros, Orozco, Tamayo and Diego Reivera course. You can also see many plays and operas showing.
Nature / Landscapes:-Xochimilco canals:
These channels provide pleasant boat trips: it suffices to rent one of the many "trajineras" a boat and colorful flowers bordering the channels.
The walks usually last 2-3 hours. Bring your picnic on board or be tempted by the boats that serve Mexican food.
Parks and Gardens:-Bosque de Chapultepec:
Lung Mexico City, it offers a green and walkers who want to escape urban pollution. Bosque de Chapultepec is the largest public park in the city and dated on to the 16th century. It notably includes a zoo, lakes and fountains, botanical gardens, theaters and museums.
You can enjoy visiting the park for a walk to Castillo de Chapultepec, impressive castle which was home to several heads of state.
cultural heritage:-Plaza Garibaldi:
Plaza Garibaldi is the place to go for all traditional Mexican musicians, the famous "mariachis" about 17 hours, these bands meet over the place and often take contact with Mexicans wishing to host a family celebration, or an evening. Violins, trumpets, guitars, and vihuelas guitarrons: it sings popular songs this square appreciated by the locals.
If you're lucky, you can listen to groups consisting of dozens of musicians.
Cultural Heritage / Archaeology / Museum-The ruins of Teotihuacán:
A walk through Teotihuacán allows several civilizations and several eras. Against a backdrop of arid plain, you will be enchanted by the magic of the pyramids stairs, as the Pyramid of the Sun or the Moon.
The most convenient way to get to Teotihuacán is the bus.
Cultural heritage / Culture Urban / monuments-Plaza of the Constitution:
Also called Zocalo, Plaza de la Constitution includes several symbols of history and Mexican culture. A series of impressive buildings of baroque and neoclassical sit on the remains of the Aztec civilization.
It includes the National Palace, dating from the sixteenth century, which is now the headquarters of the Mexican Federal Government. Nearby is the church of Sagragio and the Cathedral (18th century). The Templo Mayor is an edifice reconstructed from the Aztec ruins discovered in 1978.Il now houses a museum that brings together objects found during excavations on site.
Risks and pitfalls:Mexico is one of the world capitals where crime is highest in the world. It is therefore important to follow a number of safety rules:
-Don't wear valuable objects or take "free" taxis -not reserved-
-Don't walk into the dimly lit day or night.
-Avoid traveling at night in transit.