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The capital city of Mexico, Mexico City is amongst the largest & the
liveliest cities of the world. It is renowned for its art & culture and
has several UNESCO designated World Heritage sites. Toady also the
pre-colonial history of the region is alive here despite being modern-day
capital. The historic downtown of the city is packed with pre-Columbian and
viceregal Mexico. Here one can witness and appreciate the ruins from the
16th to the 19th centuries. Situated in the Constitution Square (Zocalo)
are some prominent viceregal buildings such as the National Palace, the
Metropolitan Cathedral, the Governmental Palace, and the Merchants Portal.
The remains of the pre-Columbian city can be seen at Templo Mayor (Main
Things to Do in Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts
The Palace of Fine Arts is an important art & culture site in the city.
It is the venue for the Folk Ballet of Mexico. Art in its all forms-dance,
painting, sculpture, music and literature, can be seen here. On its walls
are showcased the works by famous muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente
Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. The National Museum of
Architecture is housed within the palace.
The National Museum of Anthropology
Built in 1964, the National Museum of Anthropology is situated within the
city's main park, Chapultepec. The museum is an example of contemporary
architecture and its entrance has a huge monolithic figure. It is famous
for magnificent displays of old Indian art treasures. The collection here
includes archaeological findings from extinct Indian cultures and details
of the lifestyles of contemporary Indian inhabitants of Mexico.
Bosque de Chapultepec
The Bosque de Chapultepec is the main park in Mexico City. It was the
temporary home of the Aztec empire after its citizens migrated to
modern-day Mexico City. It is divided into 3 sections and is home to
several attractions. Situated here are the presidential residence, the
former presidential palace, a zoo and several museums including Museo
Nacional de Antropologia (National Museum of Anthropology). Apart from
these, the park also has military monuments and effigies of Aztec kings, an
amusement park, green spaces, and more.
Best Time to Fly to Mexico City
The best time to book Mexico City flights are the months
from March-May. During these months, the city experiences beautiful
weather. You will find lots of tourists during these months, making the
city look crowded. The winters can be severe & summers can be rainy, so
avoid visiting the city during these seasons. We recommend you book cheap flights from Las Vegas to Mexico City in advance to
avoid paying more at the last minute.