Famous Attractions in Mexico City

Constitution Square ©H Sinica/flickr

Constitution Square ©H Sinica/flickr

With old and modern landmarks, Mexico City has many exciting attractions to offer. It is a vibrant destination where you can find many beautiful parks, cultural diversions, art museums, historic theaters. The El Zocalo is the main square in the center of Mexico City. You cannot miss this, it is also known as the Constitution Square. It has very large paved square and is considered the largest public square in the Western Hemisphere. Tiananmen Square in Beijing is the biggest in the world, but El Zocalo is the third largest. At six in the morning or evening, you can witness the ceremony in the center of the square, that is about the Mexican flag raising and lowering. A tip for you is to go up to the roof of the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Metropolitan Cathedral

The long name of it is the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City. According to the belief, it was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her life. This cathedral is exactly dedicated to her and you can see in a high relief at the center of the door way. There are two similar facades, the east and the west. A ship carrying the four apostles is shown on the reliefs. Of course, there is the bell towers, the amazing Tabernacle with the entrance and images of John Nepomucene and Ignacio de Loyola.

Chapultepec Castle or National History Museum

This museum is located on the top of the Chapultepec Hill. Going around the museum, you will see the facade, the Alcazar or the East wing, the balcony of the west wing, the castle entrance which is just beyond the gate, the dining room, most of the castle grounds and the special monument. That is the Monument to the Ninos Heroes. Overlooking the Castle, you can look along the Paseo de la Reforma.

Chapultepec Park

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© stickle_brick/flickr

The Chapultepec Park is the largest city park in Latin America, you can imagine 686 hectares, almost like a forest. Locally it is known as the Bosque de Chapultepec and it has a main function that is to be an ecological space. Like a pair of lungs, the trees is meant to replenished oxygen to the Valley of Mexico. Migratory birds from US and Canada comes here. Birdwatchers will love to see those Harris falcon, geese and red-tailed falcon other than wild ducks.

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