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Culture of Mexico City. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The main attraction of Mexico City is located in its suburbs. We are talking about the ancient city of Teotihuacan. Many interesting beliefs and legends are connected with this ancient city. Even nowadays its territory is full of different ruins of old buildings and places of worship. There are also two pyramids - the Sun and the Moon ones. Even nowadays the archaeological excavations do not stop near these facilities. During the excursion guides tell travelers about the unusual construction materials that have been found here by scientists. The origin and destination of many of them still remains a mystery.
Local residents are talented and friendly people. These are great musicians, dancers and acrobats. Without a doubt, we can say that every native resident certainly has some talent. They are … Open
Perhaps, the pyramid of Quetzalcoatl is the most mysterious object of this ancient city. It is named after one of major deities of the Maya. The pyramid is surrounded by spacious terraces, on which you will see the sculptures that depict ancient gods. The city also has many notable places that are recommended for visiting. Don’t forget to visit the square of the three cultures, which is located in the heart of Mexico City. On the square you will find the houses that have been built by the Aztecs, as well as a great Catholic cathedral, which is a truly striking architectural monument of the colonial period. Paseo de la Reforma Street is a perfect place for walking. The building of this street was performed in accordance with the construction plan of the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Don’t forget to visit the ancient fortress Malinalco located on one of the highest hills. Supposedly, the fortress was built in the early 15th century. Unfortunately, only a few buildings have survived till our times. The temple known under the name "House of Eagles" is by far the most interesting building of the architectural complex. The temple, which has been carved in one of rocks, is a circular room decorated with sculptures of eagles and jaguars. Frida Kahlo Museum is a magnificent place located in one of the most beautiful historic buildings of the city. In addition to priceless paintings by the famous Mexican artist, the museum exhibits a rich collection of her personal items, including antique furniture, interior decorations and jewelry. Copyright
1. Tourists are advised to keep all valuables in special vaults, which are usually installed in each room. Unfortunately, theft in Mexico blooms not only on the streets, but also in … Open
Perhaps, Museum of tequila and mescal is the most unusual cultural institution of the city. The main exhibits of this museum are bottles with the popular national drink. The collection of the museum enumerates over four hundred of bottles. Among the exhibits are the bottles, which were produced in the beginning of the 19th century. Near the museum you will find a great bar where you can taste best sorts of traditional drinks.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Mexico City and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Mexico City and surroundings

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Public palaces near Mexico City
♥   Palace 'Palace of Iturbide' Mexico City, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de Correos de Mexico' Mexico City, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Museo Nacional del Arte' Mexico City, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' Mexico City, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'National Palace' Mexico City, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of San Lázaro' Mexico City, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Castillo de Chapultepec' Mexico City, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Mexico City
♥   Catedral Maronita de Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, Ciudad de México, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de Corpus Christi, Tlalnepantla, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Jesús Señor de la Misericordia, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral dal Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Ecatepec de Morelos, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral antigua de San Cristobal, Ecatepec de Morelos, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de San Buenaventura, Cuautitlán, 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción, Texcoco, 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Mexico City and near

Estadio Azteca

From the series “Top 14 sport stadiums with impressive design”
The unique stadium is not only very nice, but also is very comfortable. It is so situated that the sun crosses the playing field vertically and does not disturb the athletes during the games. The spectators can watch the sporting events in a very comfortable atmosphere as the sunroof protects them from the hot sun and the storm. The visitor record of the Aztec Stadium was set up in 1968. At that time, 119 853 sports fans came to the stadium to watch the match between Brazil and Mexico. … Read further

Earliest 16-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

From the series “Famous UNESCO sites in North America”
These monasteries were built in the 16th century. Their founders were the representatives of the Dominican, Franciscan, and Augustinian orders. All monasteries share majestic appearance. In total, there are 14 monasteries on the slopes. One of the most interesting and well preserved monasteries is located in Huejotzingo area at the foot of the volcano. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Mexico City map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Mexico City

Culture guide to Mexico City. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Mexico City: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Mexico City. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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