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Things to See in Mexico City

Tourist’s attractions in Mexico City are worth-watching and are capable of making your tour a success. There are a lot of things in Mexico City which wait for you with all their magnificence, fascination and exquisiteness. Some of the major things which you must see in Mexico City include the following:

National Palace

National Palace in Mexico City is actually the seat for federal executives in Mexico but you can easily visit this place. National Palace is a home to different departments and branches of government which include judiciary, legislative and executive. The attraction in this palace which appeals the most is its historical building and a great collection of paintings. Built of reddish tezontle stone, the palace looks beautiful and magnificent. There are a countless number of rooms in this palace, some of which are also open for tourists. This attraction of Mexico City is a true picture of rich culture and heritage of this city.

National Museum of Anthropology

Don’t forget to visit this museum during your visit to Mexico City. Being one of the most prominent and renowned museums, this museum is located outside Chapultepec Park. A large number of tourists visit this matchless piece of architecture every year. Entrance of this museum contains statue of rain god Tlaloc. This huge figure weighs about 167 tons. Main courtyard of National Museum of Anthropology is covered by an umbrella which is further supported by seven columns. You will also find 12 spacious rooms on ground floor of this building which contain the archeological discoveries made by different archeologists. You will also be able to see various displays of art and treasure. This museum also houses a gift shop from where you can buy souvenirs.

Chapultepec Castle

It is one of the most popular castles in Mexico which remains crowded with tourists. It is located in the center of Chapultepec Park and is set at the top of Chapultepec Hill. This castle has been used for various purposes in past but these days it houses Mexican National Museum of History. This castle has undergone many structural changes from 1882 and today some new rooms have been added to its building.

Metropolitan Cathedral

It is one of the oldest and largest cathedrals boasting of magnificence and grandeur. This cathedral consists of a pair of towers which have been built in neo classical style. These towers are capable of holding 18 bells. Interiors of the cathedral are worth-seeing.  You will find four identical domes, five naves and fourteen chapels in this cathedral. Walls of Metropolitan Cathedral are adorned with sparkling colors and paintings. Authority of this cathedral also arranges gleaming light and sound shows for the amusement and attraction of visitors.

The Saturday Bazaar

If you are a shopping buff, you will really like to visit The Saturday Bazaar in Mexico City which is held only on Saturdays. Here you will find a number of shops which sell Mexican handicrafts. National and traditional handicrafts are sold here at reasonable prices.  You can also locate flower markets near Saturday Bazaar. This bazaar especially remains crowded during festivals and special events and gives a feel of ancient Mexico. The things which you will find in Saturday Bazaar include rugs, jewelry, masks, carved furniture, pottery, textiles and embroidered clothes.

Other attractions in Mexico City are:

  • The City of the Children
  • Six Flags
  • Zocolo
  • Modern Arts Museum
  • Fine Arts Palace
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Spend Your Holidays in Mexico

Mexico is one of the beautiful countries of the world having rich Mayan culture. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  Its beaches, Mayan civilization ruins, restaurants and shopping malls attract the people to spend their holidays in this stunning and splendid country. The best time to visit Mexico is from December to mid summer. If you are planning a holiday then visit Mexico this time. Here I am giving description of some of its best vacation spots and attractions.

Cancun

If you have planned to visit this city then get ready to have the most magnificent experience of your life. It is famous all over the world because of its white sand beaches. Here in Cancun, the water bodies are so clear near the beaches that you can easily watch the sea life. If you want to spend some time on beach, you can have the facility of renting a beach home to enjoy your holidays with your family. The city has a large number of other activities that you can enjoy including sailing, water surfing and paragliding. For young and thrilled visitors, there are night clubs where they can enjoy doing salsa and cumba dance. It is also among one of the most liked honeymoon destinations that fills the hearts of newly married couples with immense pleasure.

Mexico City

Mexico City is capital of the country and provides you chances of enjoyment and fun. It is a complete package for families as it has attractions both for kids and adults. For history lovers, there are museums like National Museum of Anthropology, El Palenque and Teotihuacan having the worth-seeing things including the Pyramid of Moon, Pyramid of the Sun and much more. For kids, there is the largest zoo of Mexico located in Mexico City. Its name is Chapultepec Park and it has many unique species of different animals. There is also a museum for kids in this city named Papalote Museo del Nino.

Monterrey

This site is full of mesmerizing valleys and hills so it is called the ‘City of Mountains’. Some of the attractions in this city include:

  • Museo del Vidrio
  • Ancient Village named Pueblo de Santiago
  • Bioparque Estrella Park
  • Canon de la Huasteca Mountain

Here in this city, you can also enjoy an ultimate shopping experience. Its markets are filled with items of leather, items of arts and crafts that have very reasonable prices. Some inexpensive hotels in this city also offer some exciting packages related to trekking in the mountains.

Puerto Vallarta

This city is blessed with nature beauty and mesmerizing scenes. Here the people are quite friendly and hospitable making your visit memorable and enjoyable. This city also provides you a chance to see the traditional bull fights. Other sources of enjoyment also include live concerts on the sea shore. This place is truly called the soul of Mexico.

Puebla

This city is featured with cathedrals and religious buildings of 16th and 17th century. That’s why it has an honor of being UNESCO World Heritage Center. The main attractions in this city are:

  • Cathedral of Puebla
  • Cantona Archaeological Ruins
  • Church of Santo Domingo

The houses and buildings of this city are also worth-seeing as they present the combination of American and European style of construction.

Guadalajara

Being the 2nd largest city of Mexico, it is a striking place providing you to experience the taste of both past and present. The attractions of this city include cathedrals, amusement parks, zoos and rodeos. The climate of this city is very good and calm which makes the visit even more enjoyable and unforgettable.

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