Mexico City - the capital of Mexico, cultural, industrial and economic center of the country. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, and for a long time was considered the most densely populated. In Mexico City, home to about 9 million. People, and together with the suburbs more than 20 million.

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Mexico City is located at an altitude of 2234 meters above sea level in the earthquake-prone location, so earthquakes are not uncommon.
The city was founded by the Aztecs in 1325 on an island of Lake Texcoco and was called Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs built a huge city, whose population reached according to various estimates ranging from 200 to 500 thousand. Man and apparently at that time it was the largest city in the world.

City crossed a lot of dams and canals, which cruised canoe transporting various loads. Tenochtitlan made an indelible impression on the Spanish conquerors who visited him, they even called the city of Venice of the Aztecs. The city was almost completely destroyed in 1521 by Hernan Cartes and then rebuilt according to Spanish standards. In 1585, Tenochtitlan was called La Ciudad de México (Mexico City).

Today, Mexico City is a city of contrasts, there next to skyscrapers adjoin the ancient monuments, the rows with the theaters and palaces, squalid areas of life-threatening.
At the same time, Mexico is an open air museum and you need more than one day, what would inspect at least some of its attractions.
Mexico City is a city where life pulsates and pours over the edge, as if you do not react to this teeming anthill, he will not leave you indifferent, it is worth it just sink.

How to get to Mexico City

From Russia direct flight to Mexico is not. Travel time from Moscow is not less than 15 hours. If there is a change in the US that requires American visa. Aircraft operating on international flights land at the International Airport Benito Juárez. There's also a second airport, which receives domestic flights as well as flights from the United States and Canada. This airport Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos, which is 50 kilometers south-west of Mexico City, in the city of Toluca. Mexico City cheap flights
Many tourists traveling to the country, get to Mexico City by bus. In Mexico City, some bus terminals, on buses that come from different companies. Of the main resorts of the country Cancun and Acapulco, you can also take the bus. From Cancun and Playa del Carmen can be reached, such as ADO buses. Travel time from 23 to 27 hours and ticket price is 1,700 pesos. From Acapulco ADO buses will take you 5 hours at the ticket price of 400 pesos.

How to get to Mexico from Central America
The main carrier of Aeromexico is Mexico and it flies to Mexico City from some Central American countries. You can also take advantage of budget airline «Interjet», which operates flights to 43 Mexican Airport, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica and the United States on 56 routes. At the time of my trip in January 2014 tickets from Guatemala to Mexico City now «Interjet», worth up to 30% cheaper than «Aeromexico».
How to get from Mexico City airport to the city

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Map of Mexico City Metro

At the airport Terminal 1 there is a metro station Terminal Aérea Metro where you can get anywhere in the city. Travel to Mexico City subway costs a few pesos.
Just before the Mexico City airport can be reached by bus, the bus stop is not far from the exit. Where there is a stop you can ask, even the taxi drivers, who are at the exit of the airport. The bus from the airport to Mexico City riding about 40 minutes.
It will cost about 150 from Mexico City airport to the city by taxi - 300 pesos, depending from the region.

Mexico City hotels

Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations, respectively, problems with housing in the capital, will not be. It is believed that the cheapest hotels in Mexico City are in the area of La Raza, for $ 10. You can not remove a bad number. But I would advise to settle in historical center, probably, there is a safe and near a whole bunch of sites and markets. Room rates per night in a normal hotel would be about 25 dollars. Search for cheap hotels

Mexico City attractions

Mexico City huge city and there a huge number of attractions to explore who need more than one day, and some simply just need to select the day. It displays all the sights a bit hard, but I will try to describe the main.
Zocalo Square (El Zócalo) or Constitution Square – It is also one of the main attractions of Mexico City. In ancient times it was the main area of the Aztec capital (the ruins of the main temple near the Templo Mayor). Today Zocalo (El Zócalo), the main city square and the historical center of Mexico City, in addition, it is one of the largest squares in the world 240h240m. In the area begin their tour of the two storey sightseeing buses that transports tourists to the many attractions of Mexico City. The buses have an audio guide in several languages.
How to get there: Metro Zocalo on the blue branch, 200 meters from the Zocalo.

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Zocalo Square (El Zócalo)

National Palace – It is on Zocalo Square (El Zócalo), currently there are located the residence of the president and parliament. The National Palace was built in 1692 on the site of another palace destroyed by fire in 1659.

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National Palace

Cathedral of Mexico City (Metropolitan Cathedral) – It is also on the Zócalo Square (El Zócalo), and is the oldest and largest cathedrals of America. Construction of the cathedral was carried out from 1573 on 1813 years, the site of a small church, built in the 1520s, during the first conquistadors. Maximum building height - 65 meters, length - 110 meters, width - 54.5 meters. The main shrine of the cathedral, is created from gold, marble and onyx altar absolution. Like many other churches under the building of the cathedral are the tomb in which are stored the tomb of the bishops of Mexico 16-17 centuries.

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Cathedral of Mexico City (Metropolitan Cathedral)

Templo Mayor – He was one of the main temples in the capital of the Aztec Tenochtitlan. The pyramid rose by 45 meters, and two temples in honor of the god Huitzilopochtli (god of the sun and war) and the god Tlaloc (god of rain and fertility) was built on its top. Templo Mayor was built in about 1325 and soon became the religious center of the lives of all Aztecs. Various buildings around the Templo Mayor formed a sacred quarter, an area of 120 thousand square meters. Quarter surrounded by high walls, within which over the sanctuaries and platforms with captured enemy skulls towered Templo Mayor. Most of the complex was destroyed along with Tenochtitlan in 1521 by Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cartes. Remains of the lower part of 21 February 1978 have been found during the cable laying. A 12-ton slab split into 4 parts with the image of the goddess of the earth Tlaltekutli was found in 2006. Tlaltekutli - Aztecs symbol of the cycle of life and death, on the plate was a picture of the goddess giving birth squatting child while drinking their blood and devouring the newborn.
Getting there: Metro Zocalo on the blue branch, 200 meters from the Zocalo.

Monument to the Revolution Mexico –built in the early 20th century on the Republic Square in honor of the heroes of the revolution and post-revolutionary parties of events in Mexico. At the monument there is a cafe and gift shop, you can also go up the elevator to the observation platform of the monument. Next to the monument is a fountain where many locals happy to bathe.
Getting there: Metro Ballas Artes, line 8, the green

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Monument to the Revolution Mexico.

Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Palace of Fine Arts – Opera House, built of Carrara marble and featuring exceptional splendor decor in the Beaux-Arts and Art Deco. Next to the theater in the evening going to the street and the actors act out various scenes.
Getting there: Metro Ballas Artes, line 8, the green

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Palacio de Bellas Artes

Torre Latinoamericana – Tower height of 183 meters 45 floors, is located in the heart of Mexico City and is one of the most important attractions of the city. On the 42nd floor of Tower Latinoamerikina is an observation deck. Torre Latinoamericana (Torre Latinoamericana) is one of the first skyscrapers in the world, has successfully built in a seismically active place. tower withstood the strongest earthquake, a magnitude 8.1, when it was destroyed many buildings in the center of Mexico City, September 19 th 1985, and on its outskirts, killing 5526 people.
Getting there: Metro Ballas Artes, line 8, the green

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Torre Latinoamericana

Museo León Trotsky – where he lived the last months of Leon Trotsky, and it is a murder. House of Leon Trotsky Museum is located in the upper gallery Coyoacan. The house-museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Opening hours: 10.00-17.00.
How to get there: Museum Address: Río Churubusco 410, Del Carmen, Coyoacán; Museo Léon Trotsky. You can get here by subway, getting off at the station Coyoacán.

Museo Nacional de Antropología – the most important Mexican museum located in Chapultepec Park. The museum houses a unique collection of archaeological and anthropological exhibits of pre-Columbian era, found in the territory of Mexico.
How to get to the Anthropological Museum in Mexico City: Auditorio Metro Station

Xochimilco – one of the 16 districts of Mexico City known throughout the world for surviving Aztec channels. Here you can ride on the canals in gondolas «trajinera» and listen to both traditional Mexican music, and music on request by mariachi. District Xochimilco (Xochimilco), is 18 km away. from the city center and is one of the most visited tourist destinations. In 1987, Xochimilco canals, were declared a World Heritage Site UNESCO.
Getting there: Tasquena subway station (line 2), then change to the tram, designated Tren Ligero, which takes you to Xochimilco station, then walk to one of the piers.


Island of dolls (Isla de las Muñecas) – It is a kind of surrealism and horror as anyone. Island Doll (Isla de las Muñecas) is on the Xochimilco canals, on the island of trees hung thousands of dolls, some decapitated, some blood, and some look at you with empty eyes.
The island's history is, in the channel waters once drowned the little girl, and one of the residents began to hang out at the trees dolls and stuffed toys that have drowned the girl was not bored. In the end, he himself drowned.

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Guadalupe) – Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Church, the national shrine of Mexico. This is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Catholics from around the world, in the year it is visited by several million people. Especially a lot of people come here, December 12, the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe are only two, old and new, stand on the square next to each other.
How to get there: Address: Plaza de las Américas, 1

Plaza Garibaldi – Square in the historic center of Mexico City, is primarily known, performances of Mexican singers and musicians - mariachis. Many tourists come to this area, it would be to listen to open-air concerts.
On the square is a tequila museum, where several hundred of the national alcoholic drink of Mexico and shows the process of making tequila. Also in the museum building houses a cultural center of Mexican music. In Piazza Garibaldi garden of agave, the plant used to make tequila.
How to get to the Plaza Garibaldi: Bellas Artes Metro, line 8 green, or Metro Garibaldi, line 8 green. Or walk from the Alameda Central go up the Lazaro Cardenas.

Paseo de la Reforma –the main avenue in Mexico City, its length is 12 km. The name of the prospectus is translated as a way of transformations, is here meant the reform of Benito Juarez. The main attraction of the prospectus, a column of "the Angel of Independence» (El Ángel). On top of 45 meter high columns is the Independence Angel, become one of the visiting cards of the city. As the Angel of Independence show in all or nearly all the Mexican soap operas. On Sundays, the movement on the avenue overlap and many of Mexico City residents come here to ride a bike or just walk next to one of the most important attractions of Mexico City.
Getting there: Metro - Metrobus, station - Reforma

Torre Mayor
 –the tallest building in Latin America, the height of 225 meters 55 floors. The tower was built from 1999 to 2003, and can withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8.5. Most of the rooms used as offices, and on the 52nd floor is an observation deck.
Getting there: Located on the avenue Paseo de la Reforma.

Mexico City travel photos

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On the day of arrival we were met by the center of Mexico City demonstration.

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In the evening we went to a cafe with live music.

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In the same café we met with the local kids. They drank much, but everything is nothing if at the end we have not treated type of local brew, which, on the next day only 14 hours from the bed barely rose.

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Mexico City bikes for hire.

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In the center of Mexico City is a small market, which among other things sells souvenirs.

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On the tray of fried grasshoppers.

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Mexico City, in the background Torre Latinoamericana.

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Tourist bus ride of tourists to the sights of Mexico City.

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Mexico City center.

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Monument to the Revolution Mexico.

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Many citizens like to bathe in the fountain near the Monument to the Revolution.

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That's the way it was necessary to recover after drinking with the local boys.

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Sculptures at the Monument of the Revolution.

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For many people in Mexico and the Monument of the Revolution square with a fountain in front of it a favorite vacation spot. Some do not mind bathe in the fountain.

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Mexico City view from the observation platform of the Monument of the Revolution.

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The machine in the building of the Monument to the Revolution, which of the coins makes souvenirs.

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Mexico City center

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Even in the heart of Mexico City, a common occurrence here are disintegrated with the national food - burritos, tacos, etc., are cooked right there in front of you.

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Try national Mexican food can be a number of sitting down on the chair or standing, if not enough chairs

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Palacio de Bellas Artes or the Palace of Fine Arts, and in the background Torre Latinoamericana.

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Near Palacio de Bellas Artes, is here an interesting spider.

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Colonnade dedicated to Benito Juarez - fighter for independence from Spain.

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Near the Palace of Fine Arts, creative young people, playing theatrical skits.

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The same theater scene, but humorous.

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In the evening in the center of Mexico City, near the Fine Arts Palace, going to a lot of people, this contributes to a lot of actors and musicians, who arrange different views.

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In the photo it is difficult to see, but it napёrstochniki, that means where they had moved from Russia.

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Metro station in Mexico City. Here a kind of museum, exhibited various historical artifacts. So, who are too lazy to go to the museum, you can simply stroll along the subway).

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Zocalo Square (El Zócalo) Mexico City Cathedral (Metropolitan Cathedral)

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Cathedral of Mexico City (Metropolitan Cathedral)

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National Palace

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The organ-grinder, for some reason does not like the camera, all the time turning away.

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Near the square Zocalo many souvenir vendors, entertainers and even the Indian sorcerers.

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For a nominal fee passed purify the Indian witch.

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Taxi drivers about Zocalo Square.

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Many cafes and restaurants Mexico, there are musicians who for a fee will sing songs on request, about your table.

 
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