5 Most Beautiful Attractions Of Mexico City
By: Pinki Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:47 AM
Mexico City is easily a capital city you could get lost in; whether stopping by for just 48 hours, or spending months soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Mexico’s cosmopolitan capital, you’ll never run short of things to do and see. Here’s our selection of the top 5 sights, attractions and points of interest you absolutely must visit in Mexico City.
* Parque México
Located in the upscale Condesa neighbourhood, Parque México has been an icon of both the zone and the city for decades and is easily one of the loveliest urban green spaces in the capital. As well as being surrounded on all sides by Art Deco buildings, the park is also home to some similarly impressive stand-out pieces, most notably the sleek blue and white Clock Tower.
* Palacio de Bellas Artes
From an iconic park to an iconic building, the image of the sparkling orange-roofed, bright white Palacio de Bellas Artes is one you may already know. A staple feature on any Mexico City guide and promotional material, this Art Nouveau/ Art Deco building is best known for its impressive collection of murals, shimmering tiled roof and Tiffany glass curtain.
* Catedral Metropolitana
Sitting at the heart of the historic centre, the sinking Catedral Metropolitana is an unmissable Mexico City sight and literally and figuratively, given the towering shadow it leaves over the city’s zocalo. The oldest cathedral in Latin America, the Catedral Metropolitana is made from the stone of a Mesoamerican pyramid and took three centuries to build.
Not a sight as such, the southern neighbourhood of Coyoacán is worth at least a day of your time to fully explore. Whether you’re a fan of Frida Kahlo, art in general or even just bustling plazas, this quirky, artistic barriois an essential visit. Don’t miss the coffee from Café El Jarocho, or people watching in the central plaza, Plaza Hidalgo.
* Museo Soumaya
Named after Carlos Slim’s late wife, Soumaya Domit, the Museo Soumaya (Plaza Carso) is a glittering architectural treat amidst unremarkable business blocks in the center of Polanco. Rising from the ground like a silver geometric dream, it’s filled with plenty of artwork from the European Old Masters and even has some 20th-century Mexican pieces too.