One of the world's largest metropolis, Mexico City is also one of the oldest urban centres in the Western Hemisphere, when it was known as Tenochtitlan. Hernan Cortes and his men were awestruck by the imposing temples of the Aztecs. Reporting back to King Carlos V, he was struggling to convey the majesty of what he saw. Imagine the King's surprise at learning that "one of the plazas is twice the size of that at Salamanca" and "the principal pyramid is taller than the tower of the cathedral at Seville".
Nowhere is Mexico's explosive past better depicted than at its central plaza, the Zocalo. Surrounded by some of the finest buildings of the colonial era lie the remnants of one of the Aztecs' principal monuments, the Templo Mayor. Its mysterious shapes stand tribute to the pre-Hispanic civilisation that flourished here long ago. The Zocalo also holds a grand cathedral and the imposing National Palace including Diego River's vivid murals depicting scenes through Mexico's history into the 20th century.
With great museums such as the Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec Park, Frida Kahlo's museum (also called Casa Azul) markets, squares and parks there is much to see and do in Mexico City. In the south, the historic neighbourhood of Coyoacan and San Angel is where visitors can browse art galleries, soak in the buzzing coffee scene, and visit the former homes of Diego Riviera and his wife Kahlo. Don't miss a visit to Xochimilco's floating gardens; where you can glide along the canals in a fancifully decorated "trajinera" (gondola) and if on a weekend - gain an insight into how the local mexicans celebrate their fiestas!
The nearby Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan are not to be missed, with the impressive pre-Aztec pyramids largely intact and providing the perfect introduction to the many historical sites dotted around the country.
Mexico is filled with ancient traditions, rich history, gorgeous natural beauty and delicious cuisine. Travel across Mexico, starting in the diverse metropolis of Mexico City and ending in the Yucatan Peninsula. In-between, stop at the delightful city of Oaxaca and visit its nearby impressive archaeological site of Monte Alban. Visit the highland town of San Cristobal de las Casas and the surround...
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Experience the best of Mexico’s iconic sights combined with luxurious hotels. Enjoy exploring vibrant lively Mexico City, then head to the Yucatan Peninsula to discover the colonial beauty of Merida and the fascinating architecture of Mayan ruins before unwinding on the beautiful Riviera Maya....
Immerse yourself in Mexico City’s historic past when based at the Hampton Inn & Suites. The Alameda Cathedral and Palacio de Belles Artes are within easy walking distance, or stroll to the Zocala and buy gifts at the market. The hotel has an attractive six storey atrium and 108 spacious rooms with large queen or king size beds, or upgrade to a suite with a separate sitting area. Breakfast in...
Located on the most emblematic avenue of the city; Paseo de la Reforma, Barcelo Mexico Reforma is a good base to explore the city. This modern property features 505 comfortable rooms, all equipped with good quality amenities, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There are three dining options at the hotel, with the Cabalito buffet offering Mexican and International food, the Sonora Grill specialising i...
On this vibrant tour take in the highlights of Mexico City, explore the heartlands in the Chiapas region and visit all the most famous Mayan sites including Palenque, Uxmal and Kabah and the famous Chichen Itza. End this spectacular tour with a few days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Tulum. Marvellous Mexico provides the diserning traveller with a unique blend of culture, history, deliciou...
Condesa DF Hotel is located by the Park Espana in the hip and cool area of Condesa in Mexico City. The hotel has 40 rooms and suites as well as, a spa, gym, dance floor, library, free Wi-Fi, rooftop pool, bar, restaurant and great toiletries! This hotel is a great place for couples to stay due to the basement bar, fresh interior design and cool architecture. The Condesa DF comes alive particularly...
Located near the exclusive Polanco area and Chapultepec Park, Four Seasons Mexico City has 240 very comfortable rooms, including 40 suites. All are spacious and well maintained, with views over the attractive central courtyard or tree lined city avenues. Family-friendly rooms are available and there is a heated swimming pool and a health club with two treatment rooms. Guests can dine at the hotel&...
Las Alcobas is a modern hotel designed by Yabu Pushelberg and is situated in the trendy Polanco district of Mexico City close by to restaurants, shops and nightlife. The 35 large rooms have luxurious amenities such as, bathrooms with a rain shower, whirlpool and steam jets and the suite and penthouses also feature wraparound terraces and a steam room in the shower. At Las Alcobas, dine at the Barr...
W Mexico City is an ultra trendy hotel situated in the fashionable Polanco district near the chic shops and galleries. The epitome of stylish modern design, it has 237 rooms and suites, featuring walk-in showers or bathtub, suspended hammock and designer décor. After a day exploring the city’s attractions, guests can work out in the fitness centre or visit the spa. In-house entertainm...
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