What to do in Mexico City?
Perfect Activities for your Vacation in Mexico City
Meet the Chapultepec Forest
The oldest urban park in America.
The Cerro del Chapulín or Chapultepec has a centuries-old heritage of culture and multicultural diversity. Its name is due to the fact that it was a place where water was born. In Pre-Hispanic times it was a site occupied by Teotihuacanos, Toltecs and Mexica; there Moctezuma, one of the tlatoani of the Mexica, entrusted Nezahualcóyotl, lord of Tetzuco and prominent architect, to build an aqueduct to bring water to Tenochtitlán, to build baths with a ritual function, a botanical garden and a zoo.
Following the vocation of the place, in 1530, under Spanish mandate, it was decreed that Chapultepec was a place of recreation. In 1785 the construction of the Viceregal Palace (Castillo de Chapultepec) began where Maximiliano and Carlota, Porfirio Díaz, Francisco I. Madero, Venustiano Carranza and other presidents lived. The place has been a defense, a sacred site, an observatory, a repository of history and a place of recreation.
A Ride in a Trajinera
On Sundays, do not forget to go to Xochimilco to take a ride in one of the colorful trajineras. Food, music and family atmosphere.
This town with a lake spirit located south of Mexico City, is famous for its chinampas and the trajinera rides along its canals, which evoke ancient times when Greater Tenochtitlán was a city that rose among its waters. Xochimilco is perhaps the last living link in the Aztec civilization, an encounter where past and present converge to show that history can continue to be written, without demolishing the legitimate and integrating the new.
Climb the Latino Tower
Because it is the skyscraper with the best panoramic view of the city. You won't believe how big it is until you see it.
It is the most popular viewpoint in Mexico City and as such represents the most touristic building in the center. It is a construction of 188 meters through 44 floors, which was also the tallest building in the city from its construction in 1956 to 1972.
It is not the tallest skyscraper in Mexico City, but one of the most prestigious for being the first in the world to be built in a seismic zone and for being an icon of the city due to its history.
Visit the Historic Center
World Heritage Site, Stroll as you please from the Alameda to the Zócalo.
The Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of the Historic Center, in the first square of the city. This square was the center of Tenochtitlán before the arrival of the conquerors, and it remained a political and religious center centuries later.
Today it is still the nerve center of thousands of people and place of events. The Zócalo is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, the National Palace, the Old City Hall and the Government Building. In the center, the huge flag enhances the national sentiment. Here the Independence of Mexico is commemorated every September 15.
Events and exhibitions are frequently organized, some special for children, because in Mexico City little ones have a very special place.