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domingo, 2 de agosto de 2015

CDMX




Ciudad de México 


Mexico’s capital was founded by Amerindians (Native Americans) just like Quito. It is the oldest capital city in the A
mericas .


The city was built on an island of Lake Texoco by the Aztecs and became the capital of their empire. Its name was Tenochtitlán, but it was almost completely destroyed and rebuilt after the Spanish conquest and became the capital of New Spain.


The fact that the city was built on a lake maybe the reason why we see so many old buildings, mainly churches, sinking

Church of San Francisco
                                  Church of Guadalupe




The name Tenochtitlán means rock with abundance of Indian fig / cactus pear.

(Tetl-stone; Nochtli- Indian fig / cactus pear; Tlan- abundance)

In1585 it was officially known as Ciudad de México (Mexico City).

It is the 10th largest city in the world in terms of population and the 3rd in the American continent after New York and São Paulo.

Our guide told us that after London it is the second city with more museums. In fact it has so much to see...

Highlights:


                                           The Cathedral






















Plaza Zócalo


(view from the restaurant of Hotel Zócalo Central)












Plaza Zócalo 
Palacio Nacional











Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico












Museo de Antropologia.
It is considered the second best museum in the world in a list of 25












Museo de Arte Moderno



Castillo de Chapultepec











 Palacio Bellas Artes

















Museo Frida Kahlo












Museo Soumaya (Plaza Carso)














Museo Nacional


















Museo Franz Mayer

Besides visiting museums, you shouldn´t miss  the Bazar del Sabado in Plaza San Jacinto (San Angel)













Here you will find the best artesanias (handcrafts) of Mexico, many restaurants and street art sellers that only come on Saturdays.







 Casa de los Azulejos (16th century mansion) now a restaurant

Cafe de Tacuba

Mariachi, a form of folk music from Mexico


I almost forgot... It took me some time to understand what CDMX was...


Mexico City, 22-28 July 2015

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