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How to spend top weekend in Mexico City - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Mexico City Mexico City is an ideal place for walking and exploring new areas. A simple unhurried walk on picturesque streets of the city can result in discovering many interesting things. Even landmarks that look quite common at a glance can hide many exciting secrets. Monumento a Álvaro Obregón is one of such places of interest. The monument is open in the university area of Mexico that doesn’t seem to be anything special, so the majority of travelers see the monument during a bus excursion. Travelers, who decide to see the monument dedicated to Alvaro Obregon closer, usually explore it in a hurry and do not pay attention to a steep ladder. However, if you use the ladder, you will reach the observation deck of the monument and will be able to see all the details precisely. Continue climbing and you will appear on the roof that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the nearby square and garden.
The unchangingly popular Plaza Suites Mexico City is one of the most famous elite hotels in Mexico. It is open on Paseo de la Reforma and offers a wide choice of rooms and suites, including … Open
Do you want to explore wondrous and mysterious areas of the city? Places like that do exist in Mexico City. Make sure you visit Calzada de los Misterios - it is still not clearly known why the picturesque street was called mysterious. The street is really interesting to explore as there are many attractive looking buildings. The facades of some buildings are decorated with graffiti. There is also an old partially destroyed house on that street. Locals claim that the house is still unsold because of ghosts that live there, not because of the devastating look of the building. The most attentive travelers will also find an old tree, which is also located on that street. The old tree has become famous because of one unusual thing – a cactus lives in the tree hollow, and it’s not known how it manages to grow there.
If you want to make your vacation more exciting by trying something completely unusual, it’s time to hunt benches on the streets! The best way of “hunting” is together with a photo camera because many local benches are true architecture masterpieces. While looking at some of them, it’s even hard to tell at a glance that the unusual construction is a mere public bench. The variety of shapes and materials is incredibly rich. It’s possible to find the unusual benches absolutely everywhere – in parks and avenues, on squares and even in inner yards of some houses. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Located in the immediate surroundings of Mexico City, Mex Suites Casa Azúl B&B is a true diamond for tourists who are interested in local culture and history. The hotel is open in a … Open
If walking in parks and on picturesque avenues has made you hungry, don’t stop in the nearest café and try something different instead, for example, visit the legendary restaurant Hostería Santo Domingo . The oldest restaurant in Mexico City has been continuously serving guests since 1860. The magnificent design in Baroque style has survived till our days in nearly pristine condition. The hall of Hostería Santo Domingo is decorated with interesting vintage elements and beautiful artworks. Having admired collections of old tableware and paintings, start examining the menu that contains all popular national food and drinks.
Mexico City at Night If you are used to relaxing in more stylish and modern places, simply head to World Trade Center . The center is open in the highest skyscraper in the city. By the way, there is a restaurant, Bellini Restaurante Giratorio, on one of the top floors of the building. Bellini is also known as the highest restaurant in the city. It rotates slowly and has wonderful panoramic windows, so it’s hard to find a better place to admire Mexico skyline. The restaurant makes a full circle in one hour. Budget travelers, who visit Bellini only to enjoy the panoramic views, simply order a cup of coffee and some crackers to spend an hour at the restaurant. That way, they can enjoy the view for a modest pay.
It won’t take long to find a suitable hotel for a comfortable romantic vacation in Mexico City. Villa Condesa remains one of the most romantic hotels in the whole city. It is located … Open
If you are not in a mood to visit restaurants, head to a monastery. More specifically, to the college of Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana . The wall of the eye-catching building is decorated with a no less beautiful vertical garden. The green wall changes its look several times a year. It is decorated with attractive patterns made of flowers and decorative plants. In the evening, make a romantic walk in Cuauhtemoc district and find the mysterious Nautilus house that looks like a giant shell and is decorated with colorful glass inclusions.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Mexico City and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mexico City
♥   Castle 'Palace of Cortés' Cuernavaca, 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Public palaces near Mexico City
♥   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

Original sights of Mexico City, deserving Guinness book

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in North America”
The exact cause of the desolation remains unknown. Definitely a rich and prosperous city was completely looted and destroyed. During the study, scientists found abandoned tombs and caches that store ritual gifts. Many sacred Mayan statues were smashed or disfigured. Based on these data, it can be assumed that the cause of downfall was a foreign invasion or an uprising of the oppressed lower strata of the population. However, researchers are confused by the fact that no traces of human conflicts and uprisings were found on the territory. … Read further

Estadio Azteca

From the series “Top 14 Sport Stadiums with Impressive Design”
Today, the Aztec Stadium is one of the highest stadiums in the world. It is located at the height of 2 200 meters above sea level. The stadium is only for football matches, which makes it the largest stadium of this kind. In addition, Aztek Stadium is the only combat track in the world where the final games were held two world championships. The most important events took place in 1970 and 1986. The capital of Mexico has long been a prominent national attraction. Since 1966, the national team regularly plays on the stadium. … Read further
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Walk through hidden local streets, sneak to a small cafe, breathe and enjoy Mexico City from inside. Stay out from the beaten track during your city weekend, discover the soul of Mexico City as a real travel gourment. Follow our guide, take one of the exclusive services and spend your time in Mexico City unforgettably and with a full passion!
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