Xochimilco Canals were built by the Aztecs for agricultural purposes. This technique helped the Aztecs to create one of the most developed cities, the capital of the country named Tenochtitlan. Xochimilco canals are one of the most popular tourist destinations. Coasts of the canals are dotted with houses and docks. This place is especially crowded on weekends. Many Mexican families and tourists enjoy hiring boats that come together with music and food.
The National Palace (Palacio Nacional) was built by Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico. The building that visitors can see today was built in 1693. In 1920 one more floor was added to the building. The National Palace is well-known primarily for its amazing collection of murals by Diego Rivera. The most famous fresco is a giant work "The epos about Mexican people and their struggle for freedom and independence" that exposes the two thousand year history of Mexico. The palace also hosts a small museum dedicated to Benito Juárez and the Mexican Congress. Entrance to the palace is free.
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