Already flying over the borders of the world’s 12th largest metropolitan area on an airplane, the spirit of a traveler intercepts, not so much from the height on which the capital of Mexico is located and, incidentally, is more than 2 km above sea level, and because of the diversity nature and types of development in Mexico City.
Despite the excessive population and a huge amount of transport, lovers of ecological walks will be pleasantly surprised to be in the largest park in North America, located within the village. Its area is about 8 hundred hectares, which almost no tourist can bypass. On its territory there is a mass of attractions, with most of them impregnated with history … and gunpowder, because it was here that fierce battles took place between US and Mexican soldiers who had only gained independence from Spain. The most famous of them is Chapultepec Castle, from which the viceroys, the presidents and the emperor M. Habsburg, who was executed here, ruled. Today, the castle houses the Museum of National History. Not far from it is the National Museum of Anthropology, where lovers of ethnography, history and folk art can get acquainted with the objects of the heyday and sunset of the Aztecs.
The most popular among lovers of attractions, regardless of the season, is the Teotihuacan pyramid complex, located in the suburbs. Excursions to it leave the capital very often. On the spot the guide will tell you fascinating stories about the terrain and the construction of the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.
On 1 and 2 November, travelers from all over the world come to Mexico to participate in the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), recognized by the world community as UNESCO, as a cultural asset of mankind. Nowhere else is it possible to find such a carnival, where the experience of death is directed to the creative channel, flavored with sweets. At the same time for several days the city is decorated with ribbons and thematic figures, and at night with candles in the corresponding lanterns.
On the historic Sokalo Square, which can also compete for the championship in terms of magnitude, at 6 pm, traditionally, a change of state flag takes place, which requires a detachment of a dozen guard. Here is the largest cathedral in Latin America, dedicated to the Ascension of the Virgin Mary. By the way, the entrance to it is completely free.
Interested in the history of Russia and the USSR should definitely visit the museum of L. Trotsky. It was in Mexico that the main “comrade” of Lenin came in search of political asylum in agreement with President L. Cardenas and later was killed. An interesting fact: before settling in the river. Cayoacan, the world-famous revolutionary, lived in the “blue” house of Frida Kahlo, who was rumored to have a violent romance. Now this building is turned into a House Museum, where a part of the paintings, a workplace and a collection of Indian statues have been preserved. Her ashes are still at home.
The article is prepared based on the materials of the tourist portal needguide.ru