Cities Mexico: Mexico City

Mexico City, or Mexico City, founded in 1325 by the Aztec Indians. According to the legend, the gods commanded the Aztecs to establish the capital on one of the islands of Lake Tesclocco, where they will see the eagle (the sacred bird of Indians), who devours the snake, sitting on the cactus. And now at this place the largest megalopolis of the world spread, as well as the oldest and fastest growing city of the new light. This is real "open-air museum" – There are more than 1,400 monuments and historical relics, 10 archaeological zones both in the city and in the vicinity, 8 universities, several academies, more than 80 museums, theaters, concert halls and exhibitions, more than 2 thousand. Restaurants, dozens of parks and recreation centers. And all this – with the colossal population density!!

The city’s center is El Sokalo Square (Constitution Square, the second largest in the world), surrounded by a miracle preserved the buildings of Aztec Tenochtitlan (Temple Major) and the buildings of the colonial era, among which – the largest Catholic Cathedral of the Cathedral of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Latin America (1563- 1667.) and the palace of Cortes. The area of ​​three crops in the center of Mexico City, where the unique archaeological zone is located with the stone bases of the ancient buildings of the Aztecs, over which the Catholic Cathedral is treated, which, in turn, is adjacent to modern residential buildings, boundary area.

Be sure to visit the National Palace, decorated with famous frescoes of Diego River, Garibaldi Square and the world’s largest arena for the battleship of bulls, as well as the Alameda Park and the Palace de Bella Art (Palace of Fine Arts), in which the best works are collected Mexican culture, or Channels of Sochimilko on the outskirts of Mexico City, where people still live just like 500 years ago. Do not forget to go to the basil of the patroness Mexico – Our Lady of Guadalupe, where the huge procession is arranged on her holiday (December 12), visit the first European quarter of the capital – Koyoacan, or walk along the street Paseo de la Reform (reform prospect) – Copies Parisian Champs Elysees (and by the way – as rushing shops and restaurants) with colorful buildings of the end of the XIX in. and numerous fountains. In the very center of this giant "Anthill" There is a pedestrian enclave and a nightlife area – a rose zone, with many shops, shops, restaurants and cafes – "Kantina".

You can relax from urban fuss in Parks Pedregal, Alameda, Bosc de Chapultepec ("Hill grasshoppers", The largest Park Mexico City) with the presidential palace of Castillo de Chapultepec, where the country’s largest National Anthropological Museum is located (nearby – a good zoo), or the La Marquez Forest Parking Area on the outskirts of the city, which is also famous for the large number of restaurants, cafes and attractions. But huge mexico, despite all his sights, is not very suitable for recreation, so it’s better to immediately go to his famous suburbs.

Reviews and studies of trips

Once in Mexico

In Mexico, I shot a report on how our aircraft survive in difficult Mexican conditions "Dry Superjet". Run ahead will say that it is normal so survive. Read more →

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Onreal | Autumn 2016

Again Mexico City

Came to the Frida Museum. He impressed he made ambiguous. This heart is actually done by her fans. Well, in principle, there is no point in photographing the meaning. Read more →

M Mayakovsky | Spring 2016

Mexico City and surroundings

Ordered to visit the Higher Educational Institution of the city of Mexico City – National Autonomous University of Mexico. The huge territory of the university town amazes imagination. Read more →

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