Best things to do in Mexico City and sightseeing in Mexico City
Bosque de Chapultepec - Mexico City
Cafe Toscano - Mexico City
This is the best place to start your day, its a super cozy café you can seat in a huge couch in front of Plaza Rio de Janeiro or drink your coffee in a french chair, its up to you, just read the newspaper or some book feeling the good vibration coming from the activities happening on the square. Lots of families with their kids and dogs, and people healthy running, bohemian neighbourhood, lots of trees and flowers and a beautiful fountain to make the place perfect for your morning! :D
Cafebrería el Péndulo - Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes - Mexico City
The Fine Arts Palace is not hard to spot at all. It is a breath-taking building even during the daylight. But when we passed at night, with the red lights, was just even more jaw dropping. Eventually, it did not used to be illuminated before, but I think you will all agree with me that whoever brought the idea, did the right thing to attract more visitors. It is a great place to ponder over some famous paintings.
Tlatelolco - Mexico City
This is an amazing pre-Colombian archaeological place that I had somehow missed on my journey, until I was pointed to it on my way someplace else. Tlatelolco was built by the Aztecs when one group of them built Templo Mayor (now in the center of Mexico City next to Zocalo main square) and the second group settled down and built Tlatelolco where it stands here. The main temple is said to be at least 700 years old which proves its construction by both Aztecs and Tlatelolca tribes. Tlatelolco stands in the middle of what it is called nowadays as Plaza de tres culturas – Square of the Three Cultures where three cultures of Mexican history blend. The three cultures being Pre-Colombian, Spanish and modern mestizo (represented by the former office buildings of foreign ministry in the southern part of the square)
Teotihuacan Mexico - Mexico City
The city was not as large as Teotihuacan, but it was still immense. El Castillo, measuring 180 feet on its base and 78 feet tall, dominates the complex. Each of its four sides has 91 steps, and when added together with the temple on top, equal to 365, which is also the number of days of the Mayan calendar. During the equinox, the setting sun would cast a shadow on the steps that would give the illusion that a snake - the god Kukulkan - is descending from the temple. Another fascinating thing about the pyramid's steps is that when you stand in front and clap, the sound will bounce all the way to the top and echo back as different sound - something similar to a chirp of a quetzal bird.We stood in front of the pyramid doing this. The acoustics of the building was also designed such that the priests from ancient times can stand on top of the pyramid and can still be heard by the people below. The guide said that classical singer Placido Domingo did a concert in Chichen Itza, singing on top of the pyramid without using any sound system, and still be heard perfectly by the concert-goers.