A big city. Mexico is a very, very big city. It is the perfect choice to learn, what your city travel can be, because Mexico is one of the biggest cities in the world (second to be exact). To be short, what sights are the most popular ones and what is compulsory for any Mexico City travel?
The center of the capital - El Socalo or square of the Constitution began its history in 1520, when Cortes paved it with the stones of destroyed temples and palaces of Tenochtitlan. The last one was the stronghold of ancient Aztecs, the city that ceded this land to the new metropolis. The symbol of power, magnificent, striking, erected in the center of the lake. Nowadays, the only evidence of Tenochtitlan is swampy earth, which slowly sucks old buildings in.
The eastern side of this square is always was the place for residences - Aztecs' palace, then the residence of vice-kings of Mexico, then the administration of the president of Mexico that is also a wonderful museum of history now. Cathedral Metropolitana occupies the northern part of El Socalo. The ground under it is has the thrilling past too - until 1520 there been Aztecs' Tzompantli - the Wall of Skulls (skulls of sacrificed people were kept here). Continue your Mexico City travel to the east and you will see the ruins of Templo Mayor - the main Aztecs temple, where unique exhibits - the things of old-time civilization bring you back to the past.
Park Alameda is the green paradise in the ardent, scorching streets, you can have a rest there after visiting the Palace of Fine Art - its collection is the proud of Mexican culture. If we compare the locations of ancient and contemporary objects once more time, the park replaced the big market of Aztecs. "Encirclement" of the park is one of the most assorted nooks of the Mexico - colonial buildings, cafes, skyscrapers, shops, markets, and restaurants - anything you can wait from the Mexico City travel.
The other park that is worth your attention - enormous Chapultepek, the neighbor of the presidents' residence and of the National Anthropology museum. The last one often becomes the main purpose of many Mexico City travels - it is the city in city, by the way, one day is not enough to see this museum at all.
Colonial houses San Anhel, the pyramid ?ui?uil?o attract tourists from all over the world and Basilica of The Virgin Guadeloupe - the patroness of Mexico and cross procession that is held every year on 12 December attract pilgrims from all corners of Mexico. The basilica was built on the spot, where the Virgin herself appears as the vision to the believers.
Among exciting things that you can do in Mexico.
The excursion of channels Sochimilcos, not far from Mexico. It is famous for the way of life there - the same as Aztecs' one 500 year ago. Garibaldi square in Mexico is the usual venue of bands of jobless musicians - "mariachi", show that any music-lover cannot miss. Cozy blocks Zona Rosa is the center of the nightlife of the city (in addition, remember that almost all good clubs are closed on Sundays). Colony Polanko or the museum of Frieda Calo in ?oyoa?an - if you want to experience something special. Actually, there are so much interesting things in Mexico that after sightseeing of it, after your Mexican holidays you can feel happy and exhausted!