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Mexico City

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Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and it allures its visitors with endless options of exciting activities and landmarks. Located in the Valley of Mexico, it is one of the oldest and largest cities in the world. Besides, it is also the financial center of Mexico. If you are going on a vacation in Mexico City for the first time, it might seem a little overwhelming with its 300 neighborhoods and 16 boroughs. But it is truly one of the most vibrant cities in the world and it has many pleasant surprises for everyone who chooses to have a Mexican holiday.

If you are a fan of world-class museums, international cuisine, stately mansions, archeological treasures, inviting gardens and plazas, colonial neighborhoods, great city parks, stately mansions, and dazzling nightlife, then you should definitely plan a trip to Mexico. In the historic center are located many of the most visited attractions, such as the National Palace, Templo Mayor, the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo, Alameda Park, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palace of Fine Arts and many others.

But don’t get scared of the incredible size of Mexico City. Most tourists decide to confine their visits to four or five well-defined areas of the city. Some of them also plan side trips. It doesn’t matter in which part of Mexico City you decide to stay because there are always going to be attractions to see in a short distance. If you want to see something further, it is not a problem, because you can find transport to each part of the city very quickly.

If you are planning on spending your vacation in Mexico City with a car, you should probably think about that twice because the traffic in the city is legendary. But don’t worry - there are organized tours, city buses, a modern subway system, taxis, etc. If you are planning a day trip, you can always rent a car.

Some of the landmarks you don’t want to miss during your Mexican holiday are Angel de la Independencia – the most recognizable icon of Mexico City; Ciudad Universitaria, which is known for its modern architecture and impressive murals; Basilica de Guadalupe; Coyoacan; Ciudadela crafts market, etc.

As for the parks, you don’t want to miss: Xochimilco, which is famous for its “floating gardens”; Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi; Chapultepec Park and Zoo, which is also the largest park in Mexico City, and others. For the fans of museums, there is a huge choice. Some of the most famous are: the National Museum of Anthropology; Museum of Modern Arts; Fine Arts Palace Museum; Plaza de las Tres Culturas and etc. But keep in mind that most museums are closed on Mondays.

Also, don’t forget to explore the neighborhoods of Zona Rosa, San Angel, which is mostly famous for its Saturday market, Polanco and Condesa. In these neighborhoods you will find many markets, lovely parks, plazas, cafes and many of the top attractions in Mexico City. If you are looking for chic restaurants and the top nightspots, the Polanco neighborhood is your place.

The city’s main thoroughfare is Paseo de la Reforma, which is lined with many magnificent monuments. This boulevard will give you an immediate idea why Mexico City has been referred to as the “Manhattan” of Latin America.

You will definitely not get bored if you decide to have a vacation in Mexico City. The numerous exciting attractions and landmarks, the historical museums and magnificent gardens, the soft climate and the Mexican hospitality, will make your holiday unforgettable.