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Follow the Maxims of Mexico City

By Carlton Leisure - 23/07/2015


Rebound is the term that exactly defines Mexico City of today. And the city is leaving no stone unturned to return to its former glory and once again become a blue eyed boy of world travel community. Public squares have been revamped, new hospitality chains are opening up and cultural activities are on an unprecedented high. The drug mafia has been chivvied off the streets to make it safer place for travellers who are responding with booking air tickets to Mexico City. The city is home to impressive buildings, fabulous squares and cathedrals that are important landmarks of the city. Here is a brief account of major landmarks in Mexico City.

Its official name may be Plaza de la Constitución but locals love to call it Zocalo. Dubbed as one of the major squares in the world the visitors to this place can also explore some of the historical buildings like City Hall and the Cathedral as a part of the same trip as they surrounds the square. Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi is another magnificent square which is highly popular among the visitors. Ringed by cafés and restaurants the square also sees performances by some local musicians. These musicians come with their trumpets, violins, guitars and other musical instruments. Rewards are expected for every song but longer performances can be planned by paying in lump sum. Angel de la Independencia which is locally referred as "El Angel" is a monument which was built to celebrate countries independence in 1810 is also a major landmark in the city. Basílica de Guadalupe which is one of the most sacred places for Catholics in the Americas draws pilgrims from around the world. The pilgrim arrival reaches its peak on the 12th of December. The cathedral guards the poncho of Juan Diego where the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is kept.

If you’re a movie buff visiting Mexico Cineteca Nacional (National Film Archive) could be a great idea as it is equipped with screening rooms, film library and even a cafeteria where one can sit after exploring the city for long. The National Autonomous University of Mexico which is one of the largest universities in the world has now been declared a UNESCO world heritage place. The university has around 2, 70,000 enrolments in every semester. If you are nurturing interest for arts and crafts then visiting Ciudadela crafts market could be a great idea where there is a large number of shopping craft items. As you are finished visiting the city attractions and looking for some green spaces to relax you will find several parks in Mexico City. Chapultepec Park and Zoo which is situated on an area of 6 square kilometres could be a great place where many museums are situated. National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Modern Art, Rufino Tamayo Museum and San Idelfonso Museum are major museums that should be the part of your itinerary.