Mexico City corresponds to the Federal District, the site of the powers of the Union and capital of the United Mexican States. The political, economic, and cultural center, Federal District contains a tenth of the population of Mexico. Mexico City is also the biggest city in the country and one of the largest in the world.When they arrive, visitors will find themselves in front of one of the largest urban points in the world, divided into 16 delegations and 300 colonies – or neighborhoods – with contrasting characteristics which make this city a truly fascinating place. At the beginning its enormity can frighten first-time visitors, but at the same time, it is an important source of cultural wealth.Luckily, the majority of the main attractions are concentrated in the center of the city: Constitution Square – commonly known as El Zócalo – the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and the archeological site of Templo Mayor. Moreover, Mexico City offers a wealth of museums situated in colonial homes. A few blocks away you can find Plaza Garibaldi, the unforgettable mecca for anyone who wants to experience Mexico in its most profound character, surrounded by strong aromas of tequila and mariachi music. Walking west, only 20 minutes away, you can reach Republic Square, where you can find the Monument to the Revolution, with an underground museum.
Mexico City perfectly blends tradition and modernity, it boasts all the ingredients necessary to capture the attention of its visitors, thanks to the beauty of its buildings, the great number of museums, its parks, restaurants, and shops which liven up the various neighborhoods. If you want to take a break and get away from the chaos for a bit, treat yourself to a walk in the tranquil neighborhood of Coyoacán, one of the oldest and most beautiful of Mexico City. Here you must visit the Blue House, which was the home of the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. The house belonged to the Kahlo family starting in 1904 and in 1968 it was transformed into a museum, four years after the artist's death.If you find yourself in Mexico City and you are a music lover, don't forget to include the shows at the Palace of Fine Arts in your itinerary.If time allows it, visit Chapultepec Forest, one of the biggest oases in the city. With an area of 657 hectares, it is divided in three sections with forests, lakes, and various attractions.Additionally, you can't forget about the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007. On the campus you can admire splendid works of Mexican muralists. Among these figures are the murals of the Olympic Stadium – which hosted the Games in 1968 – signed by the famous Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.