Mexico 2018 (part V): Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico:

Catedral Metropolitana at the Zócalo

Catedral Metropolitana at the Zócalo

Following the conference in San Luis Potosi and the field work in the Sierra de Catorce and in northeastern Zacatecas, I traveled to Mexico City.

Mexico City is an absolutely fascinating place which deserves to be explored for a couple of days! The beautiful buildings of the old city center are concentrated around the main square, the Zócalo (recently featured in the opening sequence of James Bond’s “Spectre”). Construction of the impressive Catedral Metropolitana at its northern end began in 1573, but the nearby Templo Mayor was already built a few hundred years earlier by the region’s original inhabitants, the Aztecs. Starting from the Zócalo, you can discover the city’s many sights including the Torre Latinoamericana, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the stunning Palacio Postal. A bit further away are the must-see Museo Nacional de Antropología and the Museo Frida Kahlo.

I really had a fantastic time in Mexico City and could even visit the nearby ruins of Teotihuacan (see the next post) before leaving this beautiful country for my next destination.

10 responses to “Mexico 2018 (part V): Mexico City

  1. I am very impressed about all that you covered during only two days! Believe me, you could continue exploring Mexico City and it will keep surprising you to no end! I know I am biased but it is truly one of the most fascinating cities of the world 😉

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