Are you considering visiting Mexico City for your next vacation? You have come to the right place. Mexico City is a beautiful place offering the most spectacular resorts, beautiful beaches and amazing sights to fill up your days. It is so beautiful that some celebrities decided to own homes in the city. The country’s proximity to the United States makes it a favorable location to retire to abroad. With sunny weather, a weaker currency, and low cost of living; Mexico is very attractive to retirees.
If you aren’t looking to retire and just hoping to have some fun, there are a lot of things to do in Mexico City. From exploring exotic museums, seeing wild-life and sampling flavorful dishes, we will explore top things to do in Mexico City.
Top Things To Do In Mexico City
Bosque de Chapultepec
Also known as just Chapultepec Park, it is Mexico City’s largest park covering over 1,600 acres. This historical park was transformed from a retreat for ancient Aztec rulers to an amazing tourist attraction. Bosque de Chapultepec also harbors other historical monuments. Within it, you will find National History Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, the Chapultepec Castle which also happens to house the National History Museum, and the Monument of Young Heroes. There is a lot to see and do while visiting this attraction.
Museo Frida Kahlo
This was the residence of the renowned Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist. Known as the Blue House (Casa Azul), it was built by her father before her birth and is now a museum dedicated to her personal effects and her arts collections that have been discovered over the years. She lived in the house with her husband Diego Rivera who was an artist as well. The house contains her original furnishings and clothing that have been well preserved since she died.
Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky
With a riveting back story, the Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky was home to Stalin’s fierce rival, Trotsky in the 1930’s. After being expelled from the Soviet Union in 1929, Trotsky found refuge in Mexico with his wife. However, he was killed by an assassin who drove an ice axe into his skull. His grave remains in the premises and the house was converted into a museum. Many want to see the museum just because of the chilling history attached to it.
Templo Mayor which simply means “Main Temple” was the center of the Tenochtitlan, capital of the ancient Aztec built in 1325. It lies beneath Mexico City and was excavated by archeologists around the 1970s. It was destroyed during the Spanish conquest in 1521. It lay forgotten until it was rediscovered later. Now, visitors will see artifacts from that era and other building and monuments dedicated to gods. It is magnificent to behold. Other artifacts displayed include items and earthenware from the Aztec era.
Try the amazing Food
Mexico is famous for food that is flavorful and delicious. They include world famous Tacos, tamales, enchiladas, delicious moles and so many more. Whatever part of Mexico you find yourself in, make sure you sample the city’s local dish before heading out. Don’t be afraid to experiment. A popular snack in Mexico City is the Churro. It is simply dough that is sweetened and fried then dipped in chocolate or served separately.