The colorful Mexico City is the campital of Mexico and is the financial powerhouse and cultural capital of Latin America.
Throughout the Centro Histórico district, over 1500 heritage buildings vie for your attention. The streets of this district overflow with museums and galleries. For a window into the life and color of yesteryear, visit the fabulous Museo Franz Mayer.
The main square, the Zócalo, is most colorful of the city – once the epicenter of the Mexican Civilization, today, this area is presided over by a temple of a different kind, The Metropolitan Cathedral.
For a change of color, visit Chapultepec Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. The park is home to cultural institutions such as the AuditorioNacional and the Museum of Anthropology, as well as the popular Chapultepec Zoo.
Pay your respects to the Niños Heroes, a monument which honors the six boy soldiers who gave their lives defending Castillo de Chapultepec. Today, the castle serves as the National Museum of History.
Just to the north is Nuevo Polanco, a former warehouse area rapidly being transformed by new architectural visions, such as the MuseoSoumaya and MuseoJumex.
To the south of the city is Coyoacán. In the early 20th century the district’s artists, writers and intellectuals inspired not only Mexico, but the entire world. Visit The Blue House, the birthplace of Frieda Kahlo, and the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, where these two giants of Mexican art worked, lived and loved.