In a city of nine million inhabitants (20+ in the greater metropolitan area), covering 573 square miles with UNESCO cultural heritage sites and eight intangible cultural heritage, I have 72 hours in Mexico City to find as many as I can. Join me for #meetmeinmexicocity 🇲🇽.
From Tenochtitlan to today, the historic center is the palimpsest of millennia of Mexico City's history and culture. Spanish architecture, remains of Aztec temples, Cortez churches, early 20th century store fronts, and glimpses of 21st century architecture in the distance.
A borough in DF's south, Xochimilco is the flower bed of Mexico City and is known for its "floating gardens"~ canals with trajineras, colorful pontoon boats, ready for an afternoon boat ride. I had my first Michelada Cubana, danced mariachi and ate a magical manzana con chamoy.
This was my dream come true. And yes, I cried when I saw the ancient temples of Teotihuacán, and I kind of cried when I realized I had a bit of vertigo at the top of the Temple of the Moon (seen above). What does a little anxiety matter when I had the Temple of the Sun to summit as well?
Universidad Nacional Autonomo Mexico and its looming Diego Rivera mural
Listed by UNESCO as one of eight intangible cultural heritage in Mexico, every dish must be eaten, in my opinion.
Frida Kahlo's Blue House, childhood home, home with Diego Rivera and now museum dedicated to the artist. Not yet a World Heritage site but will be.
Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
National shrine and pilgrimage site, near the hill of Tepeyec where an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared in 1531.
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