Dear friends, on these patriotic dates, we wanted to explore and take a tour through the Downtown in Mexico City. This is the best way to get to know a little bit more of Mexican history, how it has changed and grew through time, but also, enjoy how this center has become a great metropolis.
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There’s everything on the Downtown
Here you can find anything for everyone. We planned a tour with each spot tourists and locals should visit to know their importance in pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern culture.
First of all, we advice you to wear comfortable clothes and having a good attitude to walk kind of long distances. You can get there by car, bus, tram, or subway, whichever is more fitted to you. Also, prepare a budget, although most places are free, some others do cost.
Our tour starts in Plaza de la Constitución, better known as Zócalo. It is an attraction itself. All the buildings that surround this square create a beautiful photo spot. In addition, you can go up any restaurant’s rooftop to get a difference glance at it. Simply stunning.
The heart of Mexico
The tour continues at the Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral, which is a work of art itself by its architecture. But also is one of the oldest buildings in the city. There you can find Iturbide’s remains and at the basement you can find vestiges of pre-Hispanic constructions. Don’t worry if you don’t know the history, there also are guided tours and they show you the bell tower.
National Palace is the next stop, where most politic activity takes place. You may take a guided tour in “Edificio corazón de México”, followed by the Supreme Court of Justice. In which you can find some beautiful murals.
A must see is Templo Mayor, recognized as Cultural Heritage. From the outside you can observe the archeologic zone but if you enter the museum, you will learn about politics and the religious culture of mexica’s culture.
If you wanna take a break, you can visit Corredor Cultural Madero, where you’ll find coffee shops and restaurants. One of the best views of this street is from Torre Latinoamericana and La casa de los Azulejos. A true, one of a kind, beauty.
Skipping some streets you will find MUNAL and Palacio Postal y Minería. Both are very representative buildings from the Porfiriato. However, there is no better building than Bellas Artes, the highest Mexican culture representation and also considered Cultural Heritage.
Visiting each museum or tourist attraction in Mexico City’s downtown could last for days. If you want us to visit some specific place don’t hesitate on writing us and we would gladly plan a tour and show it to you on our next #DateElRol.
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