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    • Museo Nacional de Antropologíaav. Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi, Mexico City, Mexico
      Evan Roth-Howe recommended Museo Nacional de Antropología
      One of my favorite museums anywhere. You could spend days here and still not see everything. Endless galleries of Aztec and Mayan artwork, sculptures, jewelry, and artifacts.
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      Liza Prado recommended Museo Nacional de Antropología
      This is a vast and amazing museum, housing many of Mexico's anthropological treasures. Exhibits range from pre-Hispanic civiliations to Mexico's current day indigenous cultures, with piece upon piece ... read more
      from each era. The displays are very well presented and have Spanish and English signage too. One tip--consider picking just a couple eras/regions to visit and call it a day...the museum in its entirety is just too large to take in in one visit.
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    • TeotihuacanSan Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mexico
      Evan Roth-Howe recommended Teotihuacan
      Climb the Temples of the Moon and Sun for remarkable views of a once-great Aztec kingdom.
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      Liza Prado recommended Teotihuacan
      This archaeological site is a huge and impressive site, home to two of the largest pyamids in Latin America: Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. At it's peak, around 450 AD, it was one of the ... read more
      largest cities ever built in Mesoamerica, with over 200,000 inhabitants. Today, it is a popular day trip from Mexico City, just 30 miles away. Get here right at opening (7am Tues-Sun) to see most of the site before the mid-day heat sets in and to avoid the crush of tourists that arrive around 11am. Sundays are especially crowded--try visiting on a weekday instead. Admission is around $5.
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    • Basílica de Nuestra Señora de GuadalupePlaza de las Americas, Mexico City, MEX 54092 Mexico
      Liza Prado recommended Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
      This basilica sits on one of the most revered sites in the country--the place where the vision of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, is said to have been first seen. The basilica itself ... read more
      isn't particularly notable but seeing the thousands of pilgrims who make their way here--many on their knees from miles away--is a moving experience. If you happen to be in Mexico City on or around December 12th, the Virgen's feast day, definitely come here. Not only does the daily number of pilgrims rise into the hundreds of thousands but there are all sorts of festivities involving food, music, and fireworks.
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    • Museo de Arte ModernoPaseo de la Reforma y Gandhi S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec, 11560 Ciudad de México, D.F.
      Liza Prado recommended Museo de Arte Moderno
      I'm a sucker for modern art museums but this one is really spectacular, with a great collection of art by 20th century and contemporary Mexican artists. Works by Rivera, Kahlo, Siqueiros, Orozco, and ... read more
      Tamayo are just some of the beauties you'll see. Definitely an easy place to while away an afternoon....
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    • Liza Prado recommended Coyoacan
      Coyoacan is colonial-style neighborhood with a boho-hipster vibe. It's located a few kilometers south of downtown--easy to get to by metro/bus and cab. It's a neat place to poke around, step into a ... read more
      few cafes and bars, watch the street performers in the central plaza, and just take in the place.
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    • El ZócaloHistoric Center, Mexico City, DIF 06000 Mexico
      Baxter Jackson recommended El Zócalo
      Mexico's Times Square bristles with excitement, history and tradition just like the one in New York. A major difference, however, is the time this has been the center of the city compared to NY. In ... read more
      the Big Apple, it's a couple of hundred years tops, In D.F., we're talking about millennia. Roaming mariachis, street performers and pretty much all of Mexico converges here at the crossroads of yesterday and today. Don't miss out on the Cathedral and Archeological Museum!
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    • Arena MéxicoDoctor Lavista 189, Doctores, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
      Baxter Jackson recommended Arena México
      If you like the film 'Nacho Libre' or anything that is quintessentially Mexican, you'll love the sports theater that is 'La Luche Libre' i.e, (Mexican Wrestling). The closer your seat to the ring, the ... read more
      more likely you are to become part of the action and watching the crowd react to the luchadores is almost as much fun as watching the wrestlers themselves. Grandmas get so into it!
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    • Palacio de Bellas ArtesAvenida Juárez y Eje Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico City, DIF 06000 Mexico
    • Mercado CoyoacanIgnacio Allende, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    • Palacio NacionalAvenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala, Mexico City, DIF 06000 Mexico
    • XochimilcoAvenida Mexico Xochimilco, Santa Cruz Acalpixca, DIF 16500 Mexico
    • Castillo de ChapultepecBosque de Chapultepec 1a Sección, Polanco Chapultepec, DIF 11560 Mexico

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