10 Attractions to Visit in Mexico City by:Orson Johnson
Mexico City is the bustling capital city of the country of the same name. It is one of the world's largest cities in terms of land area and population density. As a result, this bustling capital city is one of the most important tourist hotspots in the whole of South America.
There are many interesting locations in Mexico City and tourists are often overwhelmed with the sheer number of possible destinations and sightseeing locations. The city is home to many upscale nightclubs, lively bars, historic monuments and a large number of art museums. The following places are considered to be some of the most important destinations in Mexico City.
1. San Jacinto Plaza - A beautiful plaza at the heart of Mexico City's San Angel District. It is also a great place to buy affordable art pieces and souvenirs during the weekly Saturday Art Market.
2. Ballet Folklorico de Mexico - This ballet troupe was founded by the famous Doa Amalia Hernndez and is it famous the world over for providing spectators with some of the best ballet performances in the world.
3. Plaza de las Tres Culturas - This place is the historic center of the pre-Columbian city of Tlatelolco and is very popular with tourists.
4. National Museum of Anthropology - This museum is one of the most extensive and comprehensive anthropological museums in the world. It is located in the scenic Chapultepec Park.
5. Central University City Campus - This incredible Mexican university campus is one of the most breath taking spots in the city. Tourists can marvel at the exquisite examples of 20th century architecture within the campus grounds.
6. Palacio Nacional - The national palace is the official residence of the president of Mexico. This extraordinary edifice is famous for its historical murals and other works of art by the famous artist Diego Rivera.
7. Museo del Templo Mayor - This is an old excavation site of an ancient Mexican temple that has been converted into a museum. It houses many interesting artefacts.
8. Palacio de Bellas Artes - This building is a well-known venue for art events and public performances.
9. Xochimilco - Xochilmilco was the site of an ancient water system used to transport goods in and out of the city. There is also a lovely garden in the area where tourists can walk around.
10. Torre Latino - One of Mexico City's modern wonders, Torre Latino is also home to the world's first "aquarium inside a skyscraper". Guests are also treated to a marvellous view of the city from the tower's viewing decks.
About the author
Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Mexico City vacation rentals and Amsterdam accommodation, Holland.