Mexico City, Mexico

I lived in Mexico City, Mexico for three years. Bellow you can find my five favorite attractions in Mexico City, Mexico.

Bosque de Chapultepec

1. El Bosque de Chapultepec

Meaning "Place of the Grasshopper", Chapultepec is a giant park area featuring the Mexico City Zoo, the Anthropology Museum and the Chapultepec Fun Fair. The highlight is the Cahpultepec Castle, which once belonged to the notorious ruler Maximilian.


Xochimilco

2. Los Jardines Flotantes de Xochimilco

This is a floating garden of brightly decorated boats that float along a 50-mile network of canals. On the weekends and during public holidays, many Mexican families and tourists rent boats complete with musicians and food.


Zocalo

3. El Zocalo

The modern Zocalo in Mexico City is one of the largest city squares in the world. It is bordered by the Cathedral, the National Palace, the Federal District Buildings and the Old Mercantile Center, the Nacional Monte de Piedad building, with the Templo Mayor site to the northeast, just outside of view. In the center is a flagpole with an enormous Mexican flag ceremoniously raised and lowered each day and carried into the National Palace.


Museo Nacional de Antropologia

4. Museo Nacional de Antropologia

Opened in 1964, the museum contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from the pre-Columbian heritage of Mexico, such as the Piedra del Sol (Aztec calendar stone) and the 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli.


Teotihuacan

5. Teotihuacan

Approximately 25 miles northeast of Mexico City is Teotihuacan, which is an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Columbian Americas.