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Mexico City is the capital & the largest city of Mexico. It is the political, economic, & cultural capital of the country. This one of the most vibrant, multifaceted, & the liveliest city in the world is home to various attractions. Cathedral & the Templo Mayor, lying in the heart of the city, still preserves remnants of the great Aztec Empire. Visit Reforma Avenue (Paseo de la Reforma) to witness the beauty of Angel of Independence (Ángel de la Independencia). Head to the Zona Rosa to taste some good food. The Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec)-home of Maximiliano & Carlota, should be in every traveler❜s itinerary.
Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest)
The Chapultepec Forest serves as a natural environmental lung of the fast-paced Mexico City, bringing up its oxygen level. It will not be wrong to call it a destination in itself. This beautiful forest serves home to the El Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle). Apart from the castle, there are recreational spaces, lakes, zoo, & several museums including National History Museum National Museum of Anthropology.
Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology)
The National Museum of Anthropology is located with the Chapultepec Forest. The huge monolithic figure at its entrance attracts everyone passing by. Built in 1964, the museum houses artifacts from Mexico❜s pre-Columbian era (from about 100 B.C. to A.D. 1521). Put on display here are old Indian art treasures, archaeological findings from extinct Indian cultures, details of lifestyles of contemporary Indian inhabitants of Mexico, & more. Aztec Calendar Stone (also known Piedra del Sol) & statue of Xochipilli are amongst the famous artifacts here.
Zócalo – the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square)
Zócalo is the main public square of the city. It is the place where the first constitution of the country was proclaimed in the year 1813. It is one of the largest public squares in the world, measuring 240 mts. in each direction. It has severed various purposes in the early colonial period like bullfighting arena & market. With the giant Mexican flag at its center, in present, Zócalo serves hosts for annual religious events, demonstrations, & parades. On its border are National Cathedral, National Palace, & federal buildings. Sunset is a great time to visit here, as soldiers march towards the center to take down the flag.
Palacio de Bellas Artes (The Palace of Fine Arts)
The Palace of Fine Arts is amongst the most important cultural landmarks of the Mexico City. Designed by Italian architect, Adamo Boari; this architectural gem is a massive marble building influenced by Nouveau & Art Deco styles. It serves as a concert hall & opera house, hosting various traditional & international dance programs.
The months in between March & May are best suited for a visit to the Mexico City. The weather remains pleasant & perfect enough to explore the hidden gems here. Winters in the city can be chilly. If planning to visit here during Summers, then be prepared to expect rains. Remember to keep yourself well hydrated as the Mexico City is nearly 7,382 ft. above sea level.
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