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  • 1 Museo del Templo Mayor Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Among the 8 000 or so objects found on the site, the flint and obsidian sacrificial knives, some of them with a stone eye, send shivers down your spine! The famous basalt Coyolxauhqui Stone represents the goddess of the Moon in a very human way. Here..

  • 2 Templo Mayor Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    In 1978 a city worker's shovel hit an Aztec monolith, the Coyolxauhqui Disk. The great temple of Tenochtitlán had resurfaced! Levelled by the Spanish to build their own sanctuaries, its remains now lie at ground level; but thanks to its successive re..

  • 3 Plaza Garibaldi Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Garibaldi, north of the Zócalo, is the quintessential place for mariachi in the Mexican capital. Dressed in the obligatory charro, the musicians do more than just sing accompanied by their guitars, trumpets and violins. If you get a chance for ..

  • 4 Palacio de Bellas Artes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Opera, dance and theatre are among the performances one can enjoy at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in an Art Deco décor of murals signed by masters Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The building, designed by ..

  • This mural on display in the Museo Mural Diego Rivera is a monument, both in dimension - 65 m 2 - and in pictorial quality. The master of muralism created this historical and political fresco full of meaning in 1947, prompting both admiration and con..

  • 6 Casa de los Azulejos, Mexico City Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    En face de l’église de San-Francisco

    The Casa de los Azulejos, the famous home of the Condes del Valle de Orizaba, united two older houses in the 17C and was decorated in the 18C with blue tiles that rival the palaces in Puebla. Sold to the Yturbe family in 1877, it became the aristocra..

  • 7 Mercado Sonora Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Even more exotic than the Mercado de la Merced, the Mercado Sonora has a section devoted to witchcraft and white magic ( 1st alley on the left), a pet market and stalls with toys and party favours.

  • 8 La Santísima Trinidad Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The remarkable churrigueresque façade of La Santísima Trinidad Church is decorated with curly vegetation motifs and the twelve apostles adorning the estípites (pilasters) on the 1 st level, under a representation of the Holy Trinity. God the Father w..

  • 9 Casa de los Condes de Heras y Soto Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Angle des Rues Donceles et República de Chile

    The Casa de los Condes de Heras y Soto was actually built in 1760 for Adrián Ximenez de Almendral, who owned silver mines. On the corner, an atlas holding a basket of fruit rides a lion, while other atlantes supporting gargoyles surround the building..

  • 10 Basilica of Guadalupe Interesting

    Religious buildings

    In 1531 the Indian Juan Diego saw his first vision of the Virgin on Tepeyac Hill, then the holy image was "immortalised" on the robe he was wearing. Today, the Virgin of Guadalupe is a national icon worshipped by all of Mexico. The sanctuar..

  • 11 Xochimilco Canals Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Taking a boat ride in a trajinera on the Xochimilco Canals south of the city, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987, is something you are sure to enjoy - along with many Mexicans. The atmosphere is always festive as the colourful boats, packed with..

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