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Built over the sacred remains of Tenochtitlan, the illustrious Aztec City, Mexico City’s artistic history dazzles its guests at every turn. From Centro Historico, the city’s historic center extending in all number of directions to 18th century palaces to the Art Nouveau exterior of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the city overwhelms the senses. An abundance of historic structures anticipate your exploration. Between visits, dine on hot tortas and sip on local mezcal, tequila’s smoky relative. By population, this is the largest city in North America. On vacation, dozens of high-end restaurants, shopping retreats, and candlelit bars beg to be discovered.
The National Palace, located in the main square, dates back to when the Aztecs ruled the area. A stunning façade stretches on the west and east sides and many of the building’s materials were sourced from Moctezuma II’s original palace.
One of the largest city squares in the world, the Zócalo was thought to be the center of the universe during Aztec rule. Political rallies, live music performances, and other events now take place here.
For a sample of everything the country has to offer, this cultural center in Mexico City has been home to a host of world events. The Art Nouveau structure now houses notable dance, music, opera, and literary events.
The National Museum of Anthropology is celebrated as the biggest and most visited museum in all of Mexico. Described as a national treasure, there’s no better place to become acquainted with the region’s history and identity.
Inside Chapultepec Park and open every day except Monday, the Museo de Arte Moderno features a wealth of local exhibits. In addition to the local pieces, international contemporary art is also displayed.
The scenic Polanco district is an upscale neighborhood within the city. Some of the region’s best dining can be found on these streets. Try Pujol, known for its chocolate tamales, or Biko. We recommend reservations for both.
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Many visitors to Mexico City are making an exclusive trip for the shopping. From the Santa Fe’s business district to the residential shopping in Del Valle, there is no shortage of options for purchasing fine apparel and goods.
A dish native to the area, tacos al pastor are soft or hard shells stuffed with shawarma spit-grilled meat. The dish was first brought to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants. These crispy, charred tacos are a meal to write home about.
Talk to the driver about how much you will pay to get to your destination before you get into the vehicle. Unfortunately, some drivers are used to taking advantage of travelers, insisting on unfair prices. Prevent this by agreeing on a price beforehand.
Before you leave on your trip, it's wise to hydrate sufficiently. At more than a mile above sea level (7,300+ feet), the high altitude is challenging for some people. While in the city, continue to drink plenty of water and monitor your alcohol intake.
Thanks to its location and high elevation (7,300+ feet above sea level), Mexico City enjoys weather that's about as pleasant as it gets. Nights can get chilly in the winter, but it's nothing a jacket can't fix. The climate is mild and the coldest months are December and January. April and May mark the warmest months of the year, though the heat never reaches uncomfortable temperatures.
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