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Mexico City is one of the most enjoyable destinations. Its historic center,
better known as Zocalo, is declared World Heritage by UNESCO and is the
heart of a living culture. Visit its neighborhoods flooded with art nouveau
and art deco, enjoy its cuisine and lose yourself in the streets of the
city with the most museums in the world. Mexico City is one of the
liveliest and largest cities in the world, with a renowned arts and culture
scene. Even today, its pre-colonial history is alive throughout despite
being the modern- day capital.
Things to Do in Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)
Considered the cultural center of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes
(Palace of Fine Arts) is a must-visit. The exterior of the palace showcases
art nouveau and art deco-style architecture, while the inside features
marble floors and vaulted glass windows. In addition to its architectural
grandeur, the building hosts cultural events in the national theater,
including music, dance, theatre, opera and literary
performances. The palace also holds several famous murals, including the
work of the famous Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo. On the top floor, you
will find the National Museum of Architecture, which showcases the work and
lives of famous Mexican architects, and multiple art museums and galleries.
One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region,
Teotihuacan contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of
Mexico. The site contains many popular constructions, including the Palace
of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged
creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of
the small city. The nearby museum, Museo de la Sitio, also holds many
artifacts from the period. Climb the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon for a
birds-eye view of the massive complex. Teotihuacan is about 40 miles from
Zocalo (Plaza de la Constitucion)
Officially known as Plaza de la Constitucion, El Zocalo is the main public
square and one of the most recognizable places in Mexico City. It contains
a giant Mexican flag at its center and has been the centerpiece of public
gatherings since the days of the Aztecs. The site also hosts annual, widely
attended religious events during Holy Week and for Corpus Christi. Several
historic buildings also border the
square, including the city’s national cathedral, the National Palace and
federal buildings. You could spend a couple hours looking around the Zocalo
and should start your visit at sunset. Mexican soldiers march out into the
square at sunset to take down the flag, offering a great photo opportunity.
Best Time to Fly to Mexico City
The best time to book Mexico City flights is between March and May, even
though the streets are crowded at this time of year. Your trade-off is
beautiful weather, especially considering the city’s winters, which can be
chilly and the summers, which can be rainy. We recommend t=you to book
flights from Newark to Mexico City in advance to avoid paying more at the