Mexico’s richness in culture and history is a delight for every traveler and world enthusiast. In a city as big as Mexico City, it becomes somehow hard to choose which venues and landmarks are the most worthy. Worry no more, plan your next visit by adding to your itinerary at least one of the 7 most important historical places in Mexico City!
Teotihuacan is the millenary city of the gods were 18 centuries ago, many indigenous ethnicities gathered to form what is believed the first cosmopolitan in Mesoamerica. Today, this city is a cultural center holding all types of artistic riches and anthropological treasures. A vital venue in the heart of Mexican culture.
A contemporary architectural wonder in honor to the Virgin Mary in it’s Guadalupe advocation. This Shrine is one of the most frequented enclosures and it’s a social and cultural epicenter. Every year, millions of believers visit this sanctuary to thank and pray in the name of our Lady of Guadalupe, and all that She means to Mexican culture.
This castle was built during the years of 1778-1788 and has as much historical as architectural value. Inhabited by Porfirio Díaz, Maximiliano de Habsburgo, Francisco I. Madero and many other important personalities in Mexican history. It was also home to events that marked our history like the battle of “Los Niños Heroes” who sacrificed their lives protecting the castle. Since 1939, this castle was declared a National History Museum and still remains as one of the most important cultural visits in Mexico with events all year long like the Mexican Folkloric Ballet and others.
The colors that represent Mexico drift across the ancient Aztec waterways in a typical “Trajinera” (Nahuatl for River Boat). One of the most representative traditions in the country as it travels along the historical gardens of Xochimilco. Wonder into magical and mysterious places like “La Isla de las muñecas” (Doll Island) where hundreds of old dolls protect the “chinampa” in a creepy and wonderful style.
A whole complex of buildings and spaces conforming to Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) holds a cultural value like no other. Works of Diego Rivera and Juan O’Gorman decorate the surroundings with a live artistic lifestyle. Concert halls and Olympic Stadiums are only a few of the areas you may visit with diverse events all year long.
A beautiful expression of architecture that took 30 years to build, from 1904 to 1934. Entirely made out of marble, and filled with works of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco among many others this is one of the city’s highlights and you definitely can’t miss it. Home to the most prestigious cultural events, this palace is the artistic capital of Mexico.
Paseo de la Reforma
The most iconic avenue in Mexico City. Traced by Maximiliano I in the 1800’s, it remains as one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Highlighting the”Winged Victory” or “El Ángel de la Independencia” (Independence Angel) roundabout, where a golden angel rises victorious at the top of the structure symbolizing the freedom reached after long years of fighting. This avenue is closed to cars on Sundays so people can enjoy a bicycle ride along the themed decorated sidewalks.