Mexico City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and thus attracts a huge crowd across the globe. Mexico, famous for being one of the largest cities in the world is renowned for its magnificent archaeological sites, museums, cultural activities and bustling shopping spots. Beautiful amalgamation of various civilizations can be visibly seen in culture of the city. For all the travelers who look out for something unique and attractive to explore, Mexico offers a plethora of exclusive options to select from.Here Are Listed Top 7 Tourist Attractions In Mexico.
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The Plaza de la Constitución, or Zocalo
The Plaza de la Constitución, also known as Zocalo is the main square of Mexico City and boasts of being a major historic center. Located at height of 830 x 500 feet, Zocalo is one of the largest public squares in the world. Being a major square of the city, a single huge Mexican flag is placed in the center of paved space of The Plaza de la Constitución. It hosts celebration of “Independence Day” on 16th September every year. Apart from being a historic site, Zocalo is heart of the city that serves as the venue of various events including cultural festivals, rallies, national events, ceremonies and protests as well.
Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral)
Catedral Metropolitana or Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most enigmatic historical sites in Mexico that resemble ancient charm of this city. It is the oldest and largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mexico and Latin America as well. This historical Cathedral dates back to 16th century and is situated atop a place, basically meant for a temple especially dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec God of War. This cathedral has been designated one of the most endangered sites on the list of World Monuments Fund in 2000. Metropolitan Cathedral has four identical domes with a row of supporting columns showcasing unique blend of baroque and neoclassical architecture. It also houses innumerable paintings and altarpieces which belong to the colonial era.
Located 25 miles northeast of Mexico City, Teotihuacan is the most important archaeological site in Mexico. Spreading over an area of 83 sq km (32 sq mi), Teotihuacan was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Founded around 100 BC and also known as the “City of the Gods”, Teotihuacan was one of the largest cities in the world. As per historical accounts, it had once been a huge urban center from 200 BC to 800 AD. Main attractions of the site comprise Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Avenue of the Dead, Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon.
One of the popular tourist attractions in Mexico, Templo Mayor is an important archaeological site located next to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Templo Mayor was one of the major and largest temples of Aztecs. This ancient temple has been a major attraction in Mexico City for the archaeologists and historians especially. Remains of this historical temple were found in 1978 when workers of an electric company found Aztec stone of the moon goddess, ‘Coyolxauhqui’ during excavation. Museum of Templo Mayor, located adjacent to the temple, houses archaeological materials excavated from the site.
Palacio Nacional (National Palace)
Palacio Nacional, commonly known as National Palace of Mexico is located on the east side of Zocalo covering approx. an area of 200 meters long. Basically used a government building, Palacio Nacional houses some of the offices of the federal treasury and the national archives. It is the seat of federal executive in the city of Mexico. Major attractions of this site include its tezontle façade and murals of Diego Rivera that depicts Mexican history.
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Palace)
Palacio de Bellas Artes or Fine Arts Palace is the major as well as spectacular cultural center located in the City of Mexico. Located west to Zocalo, this palace is one of the most visited cultural venues in Mexico City. Palacio de Bellas Artes is far famed for its murals painted by Diego Rivera and Siqueiro especially. The site also hosts a number of exhibitions and performances and prominent of all is Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.
Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Square of the Three Cultures)
Plaza de las Tres Culturas, famous as ‘Square of the Three Cultures’ is must visit cultural spot in Mexico where unique amalgamation of three different cultures of Mexican history is present at a single place. The Plaza consists of ruins of the Santiago Tlatelolco Church, an important Aztec ceremonial site, dating back to 1609 and the Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco College which was constructed in 1535. Architecture of the site resembles perfect blend of Aztec, Spanish and contemporary Mexican architectural styles.