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MEXICO CITY

MEXICO

MEXICAN FLAG IN THE ZOCALO

MEXICAN FLAG IN THE ZOCALO

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is the cultural, economic and political capital of Mexico and has a population of approximately 21 million people. It is a bustling city full of energy and amazing sights to see- you could never run out of things to do.

The largest park in the city is called Chapultepec- this park is actually one of the largest parks in the Western hemisphere, measuring over 600 hectares. It is a sight to see- there are people selling balloons, food stalls, police on horseback, singers, dancers, 2 museums and a zoo. It is estimated to receive over 15 million visitors a year and is well worth a look. The Metropolitan Cathedral in the capital's main square (or Zocalo) is absolutely breathtaking and a must do when in Mexico city. It was built over Aztec ruins and It is the largest and oldest church within Latin America. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful sights I have seen. Other buildings of interest in the Zocolo area - The Mexican Parliament House, The Palace of the Inquisition and the Government Pawn Shop. Avenue Madero- a pedestrian only street- runs from the Zocalo to the Almeda Park. This area is close to the Bellas Arts building, the House of Tiles (which is the original Sanborns) and the very art deco General Post Office (honestly, this post office is like nothing I have ever seen before- stunning!).

This city is steeped in history and culture and I definitely recommended a visit. 

For more information: www.mexicocity.com

VIEW FROM GRAN HOTEL ONTO THE ZOCALO AND CATHEDRAL

VIEW FROM GRAN HOTEL ONTO THE ZOCALO AND CATHEDRAL

PALACE BELLAS ARTS

PALACE BELLAS ARTS

All photos by Belinda- www.outoftheoffice.com.au