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Top 10 places in Mexico city
Our app features the history of 58 monuments and great sites including places to discover Mexico city. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Mexico city
On the site of the current historic center was the Aztec town of Tenochtitlan, which was largely destroyed by the conquistadores. But the routes of the four major communication channels of the Aztecs have been preserved. These are the Calzada Vallejo to the north (old Tenayuca road), the Calzada ... Read more
Shortly after the conquest of Tenochtitlan, the conquistadores decided to build a church instead of the great Aztec temple, dedicated to the god of war Huitzilopochtli; for this they used the stones of this temple. This first church was built between 1524 and 1532 on the plans of Martin ... Read more
His other name is "el Zócalo" (the Socle); this huge 192 m square by 240 is the center of the city. This is also the place where the center of the Aztec city was: Tenochtitlan. It is surrounded by the cathedral, the National Palace, seat of the executive power of the country, the former Palace of... Read more
The very long façade of the palace (200 m), oriented north-south, occupies the entire east side of the square; its appearance is dominated by the repetition of the same motif on the three levels of the facade. It is limited by two towers and includes three entrances: the south gate leads to the... Read more
The Palace of Fine Arts was built between 1904 and 1934 on the plans of the Italian architect Adamo Boari. The duration of the construction is explained by the intermediary of the revolution (1910-1920), the political instability and by the instability of the ground on which this heavy building is... Read more
This skyscraper was designed by the Mexican architect Augusto H. Álvarez and inaugurated in 1956, after 8 years of work; it has a height of 204 m with its arrow and contains 44 floors. There are relatively few skyscrapers in Mexico City because of the seismic risk. Because of the spongy soil, it... Read more
It is actually a set of 3 bronze bas-reliefs representing the three Indian chiefs of the cities of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan, who signed an agreement in 1430. They are the work of the sculptor Jesús F. Contreras , which made them in 1888. These bas-reliefs were intended to be exhibited at... Read more
This beautiful museum has been designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Jorge Campuzano and Rafael Mijares Alcérreca; its 23 rooms are arranged around an inner courtyard that contains a large pool and the "Umbrella", an immense slab supported by a single central column! The building, built in 1964, was... Read more
The father of Frida Kahlo, of Hungarian origin, built this typical Mexican house, with a patio surrounded by rooms, in 1904. The exterior was quite commonplace. It was Frida and Diego Rivera who put color in and also improved the interior. They lived there from 1940 to 1954, the year of Frida'... Read more
This property has been the home of Dolores Olmedo who has collected works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as remnants of the prehispanic Olmec, Mixtec, Zapotec, Totonac, Maya and Aztec civilizations. This area already existed before the arrival of the Spaniards: a group of Xochimilca had... Read more
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