Mexico City Travel Guide, Mexico
Mexico city, Mexico - Overview
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. It is the economical, cultural and financial hub of Mexico. The city is located in the Valley of Mexico and it is a richest city in Latin America. Mexico was founded in 1325 by Nahua Aztec. Mexico was completely destroyed in 1521 and was rebuilt and redeveloped in the following years. The Spanish were the first to arrive in Mexico in 1519.
In the colonial period Guatemala, Cuba, Philippine and Florida were administered by Mexico. Other famous sporting events like 1970 FIFA World Cup and 1986 FIFA World Cup also took place in Mexico. In the 1900, the Mexico City continued to grow as the cultural and economical center of international importance.
Due to its tropical location and high elevation, the city of Mexico has temperate highland climate. There is a mountain region of oak and pine trees known as Ajusco. The average temperature of the city varies from 12 to 16°C depending upon the altitude and region of the city.
The city of Mexico is organized as a federal district. The sixteen borough of Mexico has great importance. The major boroughs of the city are Iztapalapa, Xochimilco, Miguel Hidalgo, Álvaro Obregón, Benito Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, Iztacalco and Milpa Alta.
Mexico City is home to large communities and the most notable communities are from Argentina, Chile, Spain, Colombia, Germany, France and Poland. The majority of the inhabitants are Roman Catholic, but there are residents that are Protestants, Buddhists, Jewish and atheist.
Mexico City has a lot of attractions for the visitors not only from South America but also from other countries of the world. It is a city of landscapes, archeological wonders, sparkling beaches, gardens, museums and hotels. The most famous landmarks in Mexico City are The Historic Center, Plaza de la Constitución, National Palace, Chapultepec Park, Hacienda de los Morales, National Museum of Anthropology, Fine Arts Palace and the golden Angel of Independence.
In addition, the city has more than 100 art galleries, 35 concert halls and more than 150 museums. The City of Mexico is the fourth city with the highest number of theaters in the world.
Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico. The city of Mexico has a lot of stadiums and playgrounds. It has the honor to host some of the major sporting events of the world such as FIFA World Cup and the Olympic games.
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- Traveling in Mexico
review by travelgrove-editor posted more then 30 days ago
Population: 104 million Major Airports: * Juarez International Airport, Mexico City - MEX * Cancun International Airport - CUN * Puerto Vallarta Ordaz - PVR * Los Cabos International Airport - SJD * Guadalajara Don Miguel Hidalgo International Airport - GDL *...
Read our members' travel tips about Mexico City
- Zocalo in Mexico City
travel tip by windykaty posted more then 30 days ago
The original center of a colonial Spanish city is called a Zocalo. It consists of a square with public buildings and the buildings of the local military. Mexico City's Zocalo is one of the largest in New Spain and its a top must...
- Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres
travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
The meeting place for many famous Mexicans, politicians, artists, philanthropist is the Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres - a cemetery. I was quite amazed by the number of members of Mexican elite. The tombstones are put in two large...
- Bazar del Sabado
travel tip by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
I think the ultimate Mexican experience I had part in was the Bazar del Sabado. It is a huge market with a lot of things from the fresh products of nearby farmers to craftsmen's works.My favorites were the kitschy religious items,...
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From To Departure Time Washington DC, DC (IAD) Mexico City, MX (MEX) 12/08/2013 09:00 am Mexico City, MX (MEX) Washington DC, DC (IAD) 12/15/2013 02:15 pm
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From To Departure Time Washington DC, DC (DCA) Mexico City, MX (MEX) 12/08/2013 02:00 pm Mexico City, MX (MEX) Washington DC, DC (DCA) 12/15/2013 02:50 pm
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From To Departure Time Newark, NJ (EWR) Mexico City, MX (MEX) 12/13/2013 11:30 am Mexico City, MX (MEX) Newark, NJ (EWR) 12/15/2013 02:20 pm