Having fun in Mexico City

Latinoamericana Torre

Latinoamericana Torre ©vladimix/Flick

Mexico City also known as Ciudad de Mexico is the capital of the country and the largest city in North America. Established by the Aztecs in the 14th century, Mexico City was founded by the conquistadors in 1525 on the Lake Texcoco. Today, the capital is known by locals as “el DF” (Federal District), and has many works of art and an amazing culinary art.

The city of Mexico is a chaotic capital being one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world where you can have fun. The huge metropolitan park areas are the largest of its kind on the planet, and the superb luxury neighborhoods amaze tourists.

The Chapultepec Park in Ciudad de Mexico

The Chapultepec Park in Ciudad de Mexico ©Dan../Flick

The huge city of Ciudad de Mexico

Mexico City is divided into 16 delegaciones (districts), each of them being divided into about 250 colonias (neighborhoods). The city is situated at 2200 meters above the sea level therefor has a much higher altitude than any metropolitan area in the United States.

The city is often compared with New York, Mumbai (Bombay), and Shanghai. This metropolis constitutes the fifth of Mexico being one of the most important capital ratios nationwide.

Nightlife in Mexico City

The nightlife offers everything for a tourist to have fun in Mexico City. There is a great selection of clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and variations and combinations of these. There are also pubs in Tlalpan and Coyoacan and clubs in Insurgentes, Polanco, Condesa and Zona Rosa.

Bar in Mexico City

Bar in Mexico City ©Traveli/Flick

The past and the present blending together in Mexico City

The heritage of the city is lying in its streets and parks, churches and museums. On one hand, it has quiet districts looking like rural villages, and on the other hand the city is full of life being cosmopolitan and including high traffic areas. Its inhabitants wanted to preserve the splendor of the past, including the main Aztec temple ruins, the French architectural style of the mansions from the 19th century, and graceful colonial palaces and churches.

However, the residents of Ciudad de Mexico have embraced modernity, which can be seen in the conspicuous consumption of steel, concrete and glass. The contemporary structures include the Latinoamericana Torre also known as the Latin American Tower, the World Trade Center, museums and hotels along the Paseo de la Reforma and opulent shopping centers in Perisur and Santa Fe. There are numerous Supermarkets in the metropolis, but the traditional markets such as the Merced are still crowded being full of sellers of fresh fruits, live chicken and corn tortillas. The Chapultepec Castle, the Independence Monument, the Pemex Fountain and numerous memorials blend with chaos of the crowded boulevards and endless neighborhoods.

Latinoamericana Torre

Latinoamericana Torre ©vladimix/Flick

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