The New York Times has named Mexico City as the #1 place in the world to visit in 2016.
They write, “The Mexican capital, though, is attracting…travelers seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward-thinking design. With young people from around Latin America and Spain streaming into the city…daunting and endless as it is [the city] radiates energy.”
Here are some reasons you should join us and visit Mexico City:
- For its museums
- With over 200 museums, it is the city with the most museums on the continent and is the city with the second most museums in the world
- For its food
- Since 2010, Mexican food has been considered Intangible Cultural Heritage by the United Nations.
- Fo rits monuments
- According to the Mexico City Secretary of Tourism, the city’s monuments are one of the main attractions for tourists.
- For its history
- In the Centro Histórico—the city’s historic center, also known as the ancient ceremonial center tenochca—you can see remains of pre-Hispanic times in 42 open, archaeological Windows spread across various buildings. You can find these windows in The Cartoon Museum, the Old Archbishop's Palace, theSpanish Cultural Center and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
- For its shopping
- In the Centro Histórico you can almost always find stores with affordable prices if you know where to look. Here’s a map with stores that offer religious items, clothing, costumes, jewelry, costume jewelry, musical instruments, electronics, and more.
- For its natural beauty
- The urban area of the city has green spaces such as the Chapultepec Forest, the San Juan de Aragón Forest, Alameda, the Deer Park, Park and Park Spain, the Tlalpan Forest, the “Sunken Park” and Tepeyac National Park. You can also visit lake Xochimilco and discover its five secrets.
- For its icons
- You can visit what was the house of painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, or head to the Rotunda of Iconic People Panteón de Dolores, where you will find there stingremains of personalities like Siqueiros, Mariano Azuela, Mariano Escobedo, Virginia Fábregas, Ricardo Flores Magon and Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra. Also visit theMausoleum of the Angel of Independence and the Pantheon of San Fernando, where the tomb of former President Benito Juarez lies.
- Because it’s cosmopolitan
- In Mexico City you will find people from diverse locations, of many languages, backgrounds and faiths. You can visit Mexico City’s Koreatown, located on Insurgentes, where you will find Korean cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, and more.