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Discover how to explore Mexico City with its archaeological and cultural treasures. Considered one of the largest cities in the world, impressing everyone who passes through it.

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Mexico

The destination of many in recent years has been Mexico, because the dollar is very expensive. Comparing the local currency, the Mexican Peso, which is practically ¼ of R$1.00, or the opposite of the dollar, which costs 5 times more than the real.

So the Brazilians found paradise and with more affordable values. For those who want to know beautiful beaches, you will be enchanted by the Mexican Caribbean beaches.

Mexico's culture is beautiful, a mix of indigenous traditions with Spanish culture (colonizers) along with African culture brought by slaves.

Facts about Mexico

  • They have beer with tomato juice, ice, Worcestershire sauce and pepper.
  • Everything you eat there has pepper, even sweet popcorn has pepper. So if you're not used to it, put it on your menu before the trip, so you won't be surprised.
  • They eat chocolate chicken, that's right. A mix of more than 30 ingredients and a chocolate topping. Known as the traditional “mole”.
  • According to the Constitution of 1917, still in force, the official name of the country is: “United Mexican States”.
  • It is considered the third largest country in terms of territory in Latin America, with an area of 1,964,375km².
  • It has 35 cultural or natural places, considered World Heritage by Unesco.
  • Mexico City is the city that consumes the most drinking water in the world.

What to see in Mexico City

There is a lot to do in this megalopolis of almost 9 million inhabitants. In museums alone there are more than 150, being considered the second city in the world that has more museums.

I won't be able to sit all of them, but I will pass on the most incredible places that I consider to enjoy on your trip.

Teotihuacan

One of the most important and visited archaeological sites in Mexico.

With its pre-Columbian origins, it is located 48km northeast of the main center. At the time it was used for the practice of rituals, including human sacrifice.

Teotihuacan

On site is a collection of the most significant Mesoamerican pyramids in America. There are residential complexes, Avenida dos Mortos and several murals from the time.

Mexico City Zocalo

Or historic center! It is here that you can discover the giant historical buildings, such as the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral of La Asunción de Maria, the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the Plaza de la Constituición and much more.

It's another moment where you'll feel at the center of the story, literally.

Chapultepec Castle

Together with a beautiful forest, very green and very well maintained, located right in the heart of the city.

You can visit the National Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle.

Chapultepec Castle

From the castle, you can have a surreal view of the entire city. The castle, which is also a museum, tells several stories of the country and has beautiful murals, historical pieces and the first flag of the country.

Angel of Independence

One of the symbols of the city!

Angel of Independence

Inaugurated in 1910, with its 46 meters high, it gives the city a perfect charm, but what many don't know is that inside are the remains of 14 heroes of the country's independence.

Coyoacan Market

The best place to get to know the tastes of the local population is by going to the city's public market.

Founded in 1921, it is a large street market in the city, where you will find everything: fried chapolins (crickets), handicrafts, cafes and much more.

In addition to food, you can take advantage of the place to buy your souvenirs.

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Comparing the importance of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida in São Paulo, this is the importance of this basilica for the religious of Mexico City.

In the Sanctuary you will find a complex with other churches, monuments, museums all dedicated to the patron saint.

As in São Paulo, they also have an Old Church there, an Old Basilica built in 1709.

Have coffee at Casa de los Azulejos

You will find with a more refined and historic tone, the popular Sanborns, which can be found throughout Mexico City.

The whole building covered by charming tiles, is also known as Palácio de Orizaba. Its interior is impeccable with baroque and colonial architecture.

Latin American Tower Lookout

There's nothing better than getting to know the city of the skies and going to its viewpoint. From a height on the 44th floor, you will have a 360º view, being able to dazzle throughout the day or even at dusk.

With the same ticket, you can access the viewpoint as many times as you want during the same day.

In addition to the observation deck, there is a restaurant on the 41st floor, with a beautiful view of the city.

Colorful boats in Xochimilco

Trawlers are considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco, with their beautiful colors and an architectural touch as if they were on boats from Venice.

Xochimilco

It will be a fun and traditional tour held in Mexico City.

There are several ports to board the boats, the most popular is Embarcadero Nuevo Nativitas.

Mexico City

Finally, I hope you enjoyed our tips! Share your travel experiences with us, we'd love to hear about everything!

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