Mexico City


Mexico city

Mexico City

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Mexico City is...

the capital of Mexico, very old, the worlds largest city, the financial, political and cultural center of Mexico, the nightlife capital of Mexico, one of the worlds great cities, huge, one of the world's most difficult cities to drive in, filled with exciting things to see and do, sinking, an energetic metropolis or just an incredible place to visit.


The correct answer is...All of the above!

Mexico Mexico City is definitely all of the above...and much, much more. This is truly one of the most interesting and diverse cities in the world. Mexico City holds many pleasant surprises for those who choose to vacation here. Travelers to Mexico often overlook this city because most of the country's tourism promotion is directed toward Mexican beach resorts.

Mexico City should be on your "Must Visit" list... if you are a fan of world-class museums, archaeological treasures, international cuisine, incredible shopping experiences, stately mansions, colonial neighbourhoods, dazzling nightlife, inviting plazas and gardens or great city parks. The National Museum of Anthropology is one on the world's great museums, and could easily occupy a short vacation by itself.

Mexico city World Trade Center Don't let the sheer size of México City scare you, most tourists will most likely confine their visits to three or four well defined areas of the city and maybe some easy side trips. Depending on where you stay, many attractions will be just a short distance away and those that are not so close can be reached fairly easily. A great way to get a feeling for the city is to enjoy drinks or dinner from the 45th floor of the World Trade Center. Bellini is a revolving restaurant that offers stunning views of the whole city. If possible, get settled in before sunset.

Organized tours, taxis, city buses or the modern subway system (during off peak hours) should be considered over attempting to drive in this city. The traffic here is legendary, and for very good reason. For side trips to the nearby colonial towns or archeological sites a rental car is fine, as the highways and toll roads surrounding the capital offer pleasant driving conditions.

México City, now the center of, business, culture and government for the country, was once the center of the entire Aztec empire. The current Zócalo, or town square, is built on the same spot where once stood Montezuma's palace. Torre Latinoamericana Many of the old mansions and public buildings in the area were built hundreds of years ago using the stones from the Aztec temples that were destroyed by the Spaniards. The Zócalo is Latin America's largest main square at over 13 acres. Despite it's size, the zócalo tends to get crowded in the evenings and on weekends.

Monuments, parks, fountains and great tree lined avenues are everywhere you are likely to visit within the city. Skyscrapers sit beside splendid examples of colonial architecture, archeological sites share space with modern day structures and freeways lead to charming neighborhoods of colonial buildings and peaceful plazas. Museo Tamayo Museums are around just about every corner and the rich heritage of México's colonial past is evident almost everywhere. There are many places, within México City, to escape the fast pace of the city and where you will feel like you are in a different world within a few minutes time.

Paseo de la Reforma, the city's main thoroughfare, will give you an immediate idea of why México City has been referred to as the "Manhattan" of Latin America. This elegant boulevard is lined with dozens of magnificent monuments including the much-photographed Independence Monument, which has become the unofficial trademark of México City. Paseo de la Reforma Sharing the precious space along Paseo de la Reforma are modern high-rise office buildings, embassies, luxury hotels, colonial mansions, more monuments and shaded pedestrian promenades.

Chapultepec Park is an enormous green area in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of this fast paced city. This park is the city's largest, covering over 2000 acres, and it contains enough of the city's attractions, including three of the most important museums, that a short vacation could easily be devoted just to the attractions within the park.

Alameda Park, near the zócalo and Palace of Fine Arts, has been around since1541, making it the city's oldest park. Zocalo The park has also been an Aztec market and was also the site of burnings, hangings and executions in the old days. With it's walking paths, numerous fountains and a Moorish kiosk, this park is full of, old style, traditional charm. This refreshing oasis is a great place to rest or relax and enjoy some green space for a while, if you are walking near the historic center. There are also a couple of monuments here that are, themselves, worthy of a visit. On weekends there are often salsa or rock bands playing, an excellent Sunday puppet theatre for the kids is often active around noon. Many interesting colonial style buildings and museums surround this park.

Polanco The neighborhoods, or colonias, of Centro Histórico, Zona Rosa, Polanco, Roma, Condesa and Lomas de Chapultepec are all fairly close each other and also to Paseo de la Reforma. These are the principal areas in the central part of the city that are most popular with tourists. In the southern part of the city the suburbs of San Angel and Coyoacan along with the Floating gardens of Xochimilco are places you should definitely visit during your stay.

Mexico City is a great vacation destination for the entire family. Xochimilco There is something interesting and entertaining for everyone. For those seeking a taste of authentic Mexican culture there is more than enough to keep you occupied for the entire length of your vacation. A vacation here, combined with a couple of short side trips should be just enough to make you wonder when you are going to return and why you haven't visited before.
612577 Luxury hotels abound in Mexico City with all the amenities of the finest high-end resorts around the world.

There are also a growing number of smaller, boutique properties characterized by their unique design and highly-personalized service.

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With so many new luxury hotel options for visitors, no wonder Forbes magazine recently called Mexico City “Latin America’s hottest city.”
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Polanco
The Polanco neighborhood, often called the Beverly Hills of Mexico, is home to many of the city's best upscale hotels, including the same international shopping luxury chains that you can find in New York, London, and Paris. Polanco is also home to chic restaurants and sweeping mansions alongside Chapultepec Park, one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the world.

Condesa Condesa
Consider the tree-lined Condesa neighborhood, which features Art Deco houses, cafes and boutique hotels that provide a relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Business Travel
Mexico City has an abundance of four-star and three-star hotels that have the capacity to host large business conferences and congresses. These hotels are able to provide business travelers with all the amenities needed for a large or small scale conference.

MEXICO CITY HOTELS

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A kaleidoscope of eras and mementos, of new experiences and splendors from past centuries, that is Mexico City. Here you can jump from on era to the next by just walking across the street. From the mysterious remains of the pre-Hispanic towns found right in the city’s heart, such as the Templo Mayor, you can go to the colonial era with its endless temples and beautiful houses built of red volcanic rock, and patios with arches and water fountains. At sunset, the best option is to get pampered at a restaurant or bar on the Condesa district, a neighborhood with a captivating Art Noveau style; or at Coyoacan, a peaceful colonial neighborhood nestled along gardens and avenues that help you forget about the hectic life of such as a large city.

Polamco You will need more than one vacation to fully enjoy the many activities available in the worlds largest city. México City is the cultural center of México and is home to a seemingly endless array of cultural activities.

An entire vacation could be devoted strictly to the more than one hundred museums, and you would probably still not have time to visit them all. The floating gardens of Xochimilco are an attraction that has been in operation since Aztec times.

The Zócalo (main square) and historic center are not to be missed and are a good starting place for deciding your itinerary, Polamco as there are plenty of things to do and see in a relatively small area. Chapultepec Park, (the world's largest park within a city) is home to many attractions and should be on your must do list, especially if you have any youngsters with you. There is always some sort of free entertainment going on, such as concerts, magic shows and mime troupes. If you can imagine it; it is probably happening somewhere in México City.

The nightlife in the capital is second to none and provides an enormous variety of entertainment. Ballet, opera, folkloric shows and theatre compete with rock concerts, bars and nightclubs featuring all kinds of live music. Polamco Live Cuban music and the tropical salsa clubs always seem to be a big draw, for locals as well as visitors.

A good place to find out what is currently going on in town is the Friday or Saturday edition of local newspapers. Most have listings for Art Functions, Cultural Activities, Dance Performances and Children's Activities.

We have done our best to list many of the attractions available in this incredible city. If we have missed anything important, please let us know and we will add it if possible.
612577Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation
Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind cultural experience or simply a night out on the town, Mexico City has virtually unlimited options to keep you entertained during your stay.

The Art
Throughout the year, the city is home to numerous art exhibitions and film festivals, continuing the country's rich tradition of artistic expression. Some of those exhibitions can be found in the more than 100 art galleries that call Mexico City home.

For those more inclined toward the performing arts, the city's 30 theaters and concert venues provide a wealth of entertainment. Teatro Iris Here visitors can expect plays, musicals, and dance, as well as every genre of music imaginable.

A world-class orchestra, the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, has its own performing space in the Sala Silvestre Revueltas. Mexico City also welcomes a range of international superstars each year to its modern music venues, and traditional mariachi performances can be found across the city.

Nighlife
Mexico City's nightlife is as lively and varied as everything else the city has to offer. Polamco All tastes are catered for, from gentle supper clubs with floorshows and loud, brash nightclubs to ritzy piano bars, rustic antros (or disco-bars) and bars specialising in traditional Mexican music. La Zona Rosa remains a popular nightspot district but has lost ground to Polanco and Condesa in recent years. San Angel is another hot hangout.

For details of what is happening across the capital, pick up Tiempo Libre (www.tiempolibre.com.mx), Mexico City's comprehensive listings guide, published every Thursday.

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Mexico City is an important sports center. The city hosted the 1968 Summer Olympic Games and the finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1970 and 1986. It has twice hosted the Pan American Games. Popular sports include soccer, baseball, basketball, bullfighting, and auto racing (Mexico City has hosted NASCAR and Formula 1 races). In 2005, Mexico City was the first city outside the United States to host a National Football League game, attended by 103,000 fans. It has also hosted NBA pre-season exhibition games.
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