Viva La Mexico!
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Trip Plan Details
- Villa Maria - PolancoHomero #704, Mexico City,
- Basílica de Nuestra Señora de GuadalupePlaza de las Americas, Mexico City, MEX 54092 Mexicorecommended Basílica de Nuestra Señora de GuadalupeThe Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most cherished places for the Roman Catholic faithful in Mexico. The small little original Basilica is there, but the later iteration of it ( I believe the ... read morethird) is next to it, where you can go inside and see the picture of Guadalupe in her Golden Frame. Many devout Mexican Catholics get on their hands and knees and cross the large cobbled square to the Basilica, praying with each movement toward it, and climbing up its long staircase on hands and knees, such is their devotion.Wanugee
Guadalupe, a must if you are Roman Catholic
recommended San Juan TeotihuacanTeotihuacan is about an hour or so outside of Mexico City. This is the site of the massive ruins of the pre-Columbian period indigenous people of Mexico. The ruins are spectacular and fascinating to ... read moresee, with the large scale city that used to be here. The pinnacle of these ruins are the two large pyramids built here. The Sun and the Moon Pyramids. You can take guided tours of the ruins, and you can climb up the Pyramids to the top. But be careful, because you are already over a mile above sea level, so climbing up the Sun Pyramid can take its toll out of you, especially if you are not young or in good health.. There is a guide rope that you can hang on to to help you make the journey up. Great views of the entire complex from the top.
- Zona Rosa DistrictPaseo de la Reformarecommended Zona Rosa DistrictThe Zona Rosa district is a shopping and nightlife area down in the center of Mexico City, right near the Angel of Independence Statue and Memorial, the US Embassy, and the commercial business center ... read moreof the city. Like any tourist driven location in the central of any city, it is perhaps a bit touristy, but if offers a place to find a variety of restaurants, bars, and clubs, as well as shops for the touristy items you have to bring back to your friends and relatives. Because it is near the US Embassy and international hotel chains, it caters to tourists and offers some safety in numbers, rather than being solo out on the outskirts of the city. In fact, you can walk here form the Embassy, and many hotels nearby.Wanugee
Variety of restos and music spots, tourist souvenirs, etc.
- Museo Nacional de Antropologíaav. Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Gandhi, Mexico City, Mexicorecommended Museo Nacional de AntropologíaOne 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.Recommended for:
- XochimilcoAvenida Mexico Xochimilco, Santa Cruz Acalpixca, DIF 16500 Mexico
- TeotihuacanSan Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, Mexicorecommended TeotihuacanHere's my dream, were I to become a billionaire with a giant private island of my own: Create not hotels but eras, where you could check in to, say, ancient Rome or the Gilded Age or pre-Columbian ... read moreMexico for a week and see what it was like to live in those times and places. You get a sense of that at Teotihuacan. The ancient (2100 years or so old) city is extremely well-preserved. Hire a knowledgeable guide and get a detailed tour of what life would have been like in one of the largest cities in the world circa 100AD.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Coyoacán market Aguayo & Allende