Mexico is a huge and contrasting country where you can find small villages in the middle of a desert as well as mountains, jungle, paradisiacal beaches, big cities and much more. And speaking of big cities, you can’t miss discovering the wonders of the concrete jungle that is, Mexico City. Here we give you some top, and unmissable activities you can’t miss out on if you have 5 days to spend in the capital.
In the Historic Centre you can take the hop-on hop-off bus called “turibus”. There are heaps of different routes going around the city and passing by the important districts and attractions. You can also visit the famous Frida Kahlo Museum, and learn her about her fascinating story. Indulge in the Mexican food, try a “torta”, the mexican sandwich, in “Cantina la Coyoacana” where you will see authentic “mariachis” playing, or go to Coyoacan market and eat some delicious “tostadas” a deep-fried corn tortillas with a lots of delicious toppings.
Day 2 – Historic Centre & Museums
In the Historic Centre, start by going to the top of the “Torre Latinoamerica” to have a breathtaking view of the city, then have a walk in the Alameda Park, in front of the beautiful “Palacio de Bellas Artes”. Head toward the Zócalo where you will find the best historic heritages such as Rivera’s murals in the National Palace, the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor Museum. Admire the adjacent Palace of Mining, considered one of Mexico’s finest examples of neoclassical architecture, and the National Art Museum.
Day 3 – Chapultepec & Mariachis
The large and wonderful “Bosque de Chapultepec” is well-known among the “chilangos” (Mexican people from the Federal District), for hosting a beautiful castle which has served as a Military Academy, Imperial residence, Presidential home, observatory and presently as a National Museum of History. Inside the forest you will find a nice Zoological Park and one of the most important museums of the country, the Anthropology one. You can end your day at “Plaza Garibaldi” where you will find typical “mariachis” playing and a large range of traditional “cantinas” to have a drink.
Day 4 – Teotihuacan Pyramids & Basilica of Guadalupe
One of the main highlights of your stay will be your visit to the world-renowned Teotihuacan pyramids, approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Mexico City. The site is a former city established around 100 BC and covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. Stop by the “Basilica de Guadalupe” on your way back, it is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism and a historic heritage.
Day 5 – Local Markets
Why not ending your adventure with a “Markets tour” to try the traditional food you missed and buy some local handcrafts? Mexico City’s markets are some of the most vibrant places in the city, enjoy the hustle and bustle as you move through them sampling some of the delicious foods on offer. Finally if the season allows it, you can check out a football game in the “Azteca” stadium, the third-largest stadium in the American continent & the sixth-largest in the world!
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