The Grand, Upper Alur of Mexico City

Mexico City, with a population of 9 million, is like Mexico: sprawling, surprising, sometimes shocking, and often intoxicating. Many people think that the capital of Mexico was the city with the most polluted air in the world in the 1980s and 1990s. But in this century, it has been cleaned up and transformed into one of the most vibrant cities in Latin America, with entrepreneurs, intellectuals and artists who migrate from Mexico and abroad.

Today, the beautiful center of Mexico City is the link between Manhattan, Lisbon and Berlin; however, the modern set is cheap enough, but with enough wealth and luxury for the corporate and cultural elite, all bohemian style and energy. Like Mexico as a whole, Mexico City is greatly underrated.

Although you can’t tell from a plane, Mexico City sits on a wonderful ancient lake. How did the Spanish conquerors discover it from its predecessor, the Aztec capital, at the beginning of the 16th century? Tenochidlán, It occupied an island in the middle of Lake Texco. After the forces of Hernán Cortés and the Coalition of Indigenous Peoples overthrew the Aztecs, Spanish settlers gradually drained the lake. The current city, spread over an area of ​​about 570 square kilometers, occupies most of that parched bed. For this reason, areas such as the great city of the XIX century Catedral Metropolitana Sink.

Today, the capital has more colonial than Aztec roots. You will find cathedrals, squares and magnificent buildings built outside the city of Madrid. Koyokan, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, dates back to the 16th century. But the signs of the Aztecs are known where to look, like the ruins of the Meyer Temple adjoining the capital’s famous Plaza Jogalo. Mexico City is like that, charming little secrets. Knowing where to look is beneficial.

To stay

Located in the heart of Mexico’s Champs Elysées, Pacio de la Reforma is home to several five-star hotels. Among the best The city of St. Regis Mexico, A 31-story skyscraper visible from the surroundings, one would like to walk. The reception service is excellent, the facilities are in poor condition and the location in front of the Sapuldebek park is enviable. It is even closer to the extensive park with many museums. Marqués Reforma & Spa, Old Mexican five stars with a beautiful lobby and beautiful rooms. New to town is the 58-story Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City. It opened in Polanco late last year, and it got even better.

Experience

The cultural offer in the Mexican capital.

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National Museum of Anthropology, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art, must certainly be considered one of the best museums in Latin America. Located in Chabuldebek Park, it is a fertile place to start a tour of Mexico City. The gigantic round stone is impressive in its permanent display, including the Aztec calendar, but it also offers rotating collections, so check out the website.

Another very popular but effective attraction. Casa Azul, the beautiful 20th century home of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, has now been transformed into a select museum. The works of both artists, with personal effects and lavish shelves, are understandably busy; It is better to secure tickets in advance. Very rarely visited but well worth the stop. Diego Riviera Mural Museum Displays the 51-foot-long mural of the Riviera in the Downtown District, A dreamy Sunday afternoon in the Alameda Central, Psychedelic imagery and modern masterpiece of Mexican history. Nearby is the Torre Latinoamericana, once the tallest building in the capital, where you can enjoy cocktails and great views of the city. Miraldo Restaurant On the 41st floor.

Uber is a 30-minute drive from the city center to the Holy City Teodhihookan, Two tall pyramids and other ruins considered one of the most magnificent pre-Hispanic works in Mexico. An hour or so wandering the grounds is worth the trip; Many guides will offer you their services on site. For travelers who want to learn Spanish, a renowned educational institution fluence offers excellent and high-quality courses in various places in the city, redoubling itself in cultural and gastronomic tours.

Eat Drink

Licoreria Limantour, a popular cocktail bar, has established itself as one of the best watering holes since its launch in 2014.

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As Mexico City grows richer, its culinary offerings are even greater. Mexican cuisine is found in all varieties, but there is also high-quality Italian, Japanese, and other international cuisine. Its early cocktail scene also tops the list with awards to prove it.

Traditional Mexican dishes with an elegant twist are found here Restaurante Sonia, Hip Juarez Ambient-Heaven Duck Mole Try. In the same way with an elegant but very select menu. Prunes, which occupies a beautiful Art Nouveau building nearby; Tortellini gives pleasure. An important Italian place SartoriaCueva minimalist that offers the best classics with homemade pasta.

New restaurants are constantly growing in Mexico City, and they are very impressive. METRO, A convenient and innovative place to combine Japanese techniques with Mexican ingredients on Omahaus’s ever-changing menu; I think the Tashi broth made with Fashion Fruit and Sildepin pepper with nopal or raw kampachi. Of course, a Michelin star awaits chef Lucho Martínez.

For a drink, sit in one place. Popular cocktail bar Limantur Liquorice has established itself as one of the best watering holes since its launch in 2014. Listed as 2021 Top Bars in North America by the World’s Best Bars; Their A pastor Margarita should definitely give it a try. close bangy hungry is better. A drink with a view, nave por balcan del jogaloIt has a fantastic terrace with views of the city.

And for a simple and deep taco hit, El Tourix expresses the Yucatan style dirty bible Pulled Pork Tacos by Swanky Polanco, or Takuria OrinocoFor its unforgettable pork rind tacos. Also, make time for breakfast. LordoA Mexican-European restaurant with delicious pastries and sweet bohemian vibes.

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