Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North
America, is also the oldest capital city in the Americas. The city shares
the honour of being the only other capital city founded by Native Americans
with Quito. Mexico City has served as the capital of the Aztec empire and
throughout the Colonial era. Its affluence in historic buildings and
museums make this city an excellent place to visit for history buffs.
Things to do in Mexico City
House of Tiles
House of Tiles is an 18th-century palace in Mexico City boasting an
artistically-decorated facade enclosed on three sides by blue and white
tiles. The house was later acquired by two businessmen brothers who turned
it into their flagship restaurant in early 20th century.
The Museo Soumaya is a private museum in Mexico City featuring a top-notch
collection of more than 66000 works from 30 centuries of art. It includes
sculptures from Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica and 19th- and 20th-century Mexican
art besides a wide-ranging collection of artworks by European old masters
and Modern Western art.
National Museum of Art
National Museum of Art is the Mexican national art museum housed in a
neoclassical building in the historical center of Mexico City. The museum
is home to a remarkable collection of Mexican art dating back to from the
mid-16th century to the mid-20th century.
Best Time to Visit Mexico City
The best time to book flights from Portland to Mexico City is in the rainy
season from September to November. It is advised to book Mexico City
flights well in advance if traveling in this season.