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Mexico City

While most people choose the beach resorts of Cancún, Cabo, or the Riviera Maya, smart travellers will make sure to include a trip to the vibrant and fascinating Mexico City. Mexico City is a sprawling urban jungle bursting at the seams with incredible colonial culture, Aztec architecture and world-class art and cuisine, sprinkled with plenty of Latin flavour. From the luxury shops and upmarket restaurants of Polanco which borders the pretty Chapultepec Park to the hip Condessa dotted with cafes, bars and restaurants, and the charming Coyoacan in south-centre Mexico City, the former home of famous artist Frida Kahlo. The first place to stop is the incredible Zocalo.

Mexico City’s huge square has been a gathering place since it was the location of an Aztec temple. It is now home to the magnificent Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, the enormous National Palace, the Federal District buildings, the Old Portal de Mercaderes, the former Aztec Temple of Templo Mayor and the Nacional Monte de Piedad building – all spectacular pieces of elaborate architecture. The Zocalo is a great place to shop too with many stalls selling colourful shawls, jewellery and souvenirs, but if you’re up for some souvenir shopping head to Mercado Lagunilla, the city’s biggest covered market, where you can pick up fresh produce, clothes and souvenirs. Try and go on a Sunday when the market is filled with antiques traders and pretty vintage treasures.

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As the home place of legendary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexico City isn’t short on art, but while there are plenty of places to learn about the city’s vibrant art history, there’s also plenty of new talent to scout at the likes of world-class galleries the Soumaya, and the Museo Jumex. Of course, if we’re going down memory lane, you’ll want to see some of Mexico’s incredible Aztec ruins and there’s plenty to choose from. The monumental pyramids of Teotihuacán are just a short drive from the city, but for something a little closer, the Templo Mayor is right in the centre of Mexico City.

If you’re more into active adventuring than cultural tours, hire a kayak and dip your paddle in the cool waters of Xochimilco, or if you’re feeling really brave, join a hiking tour up the mammoth Iztaccihuatl Volcano.There’s so much to see and do in Mexico City it’s almost too much! But with such a mix of activities and attractions, you certainly won’t be bored on your holiday to Mexico.

Mexico City weather

Five-day forecast

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21°C

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20.07.

23°C

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21.07.

21°C

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22.07.

22°C

TUESDAY

23.07.

21°C

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10 facts about Mexico City

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With a population of over 21 million, Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world.

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Beaux Arts Palace is an opulent sight with marble floors and glass curtains, a theatre, and murals by world famous artists like Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo.

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Mexico City was colonised in 1325 by the Spanish but was previously the capital of the Aztec Empire. It is the oldest capital city in South America.

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At 7,000-foot, the dormant Iztaccihuatl Volcano is Mexico’s third highest mountain.

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Mexico City’s famous square, Zócalo, is a gigantic 57,600 m2, making it one of the world’s largest city squares.

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The mysterious Pre-Columbian Teotihuacan pyramids are some of the tallest in the world. Visitors can climb to the top if they’re feeling fit.

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Chapultepec Park is the biggest city park in the entire Western Hemisphere at an incredible 1,695 acres.

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The National Museum of Anthropology is not only the national museum of Mexico but is the biggest and most visited museum in the entire country.

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The beautiful public library, Biblioteca José Vasconcelos includes a stunning botanical garden and a giant hanging whale skeleton in the lobby.

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Mexico City is one of the wealthiest cities in the world and its economy is predicted to double over the next five years.

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