- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Mexico City
Wild, sprawling and home to more than 20 million inhabitants, Mexico City is the very definition of a metropolis.
One of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City is the capital of Mexico on the North America continent. It is also one of the most populous cities of the world. It also has the distinction of having the maximum number of museums in the world. Tourists often refer to the Mexico City as the ‘city of palaces.’ This is because of the numerous State buildings that can be found in this capital city.
Mexico City has a rich historical past, and these signs of its great past are almost everywhere to see.
The city started as the seat of the mighty Aztecs, before Spanish conquistadores deceived and destroyed them in the 16th century. Very little of the original town remains, as huge cathedrals and other buildings were hurriedly constructed over the main temples. But excavations have revealed some of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán, and any time a construction company digs up the ground for a new building, the ancient Aztec city rises to the surface.
One of the most important areas of the Mexico City is Plaza de la Constitucion. Counted among one of the largest squares in the world, this city landmark is surrounded by several historic buildings. One can also find the Mexico Cathedral in its vicinity. The Mexico Cathedral is the biggest one of its kind in South America. But what really attracts the tourists to this spot is the fact that it is its magnificent architecture. The oldest cathedral in all of South America, one can see a combination of architectural styles in this building.
You can round off your visit to Mexico City by enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine including Tacos al pastor, Enchiladas Suizas, and Quesadillas, while the famous Mariachi Band plays for you alongside.