This is a very interesting town with a long tradition of silver mining and jewelry making. Here, you will find numerous terraces that have amazing views. It is a city of about 70,000 residents and is about 2 hours from Mexico City en route to Acapulco and Cuernavaca.
Surely, the most known place in Mexico. In the historic center, right where the city of Tenochtitlan starts, you can find one of the biggest squares in the world. Surrounded by the Cathedral of Mexico of by the National Palace and with a huge flag in the center, it´s a place tourists must see. There are often manifestations and popular protests.
A fascinating place, in the district of Coyoacan. It's the house where the artist lived with Diego Rivera. It's the perfect place to see how they lived and also where you can browse her artwork, memories, clippings, and books ... A fantastic experience which is a must when you visit the DF.
Fundidora Park is a place with many attractions. The whole family can enjoy the skating rink, the skateboard ramps, a track, the 3 km of lakes and many more things. There´s an abundance of things to do!
The people in Bernal look like they came out of a postcard, so the most interesting part of the place is not just the imposing rock and colonial architecture, but actually, the people. They are known as "magic" people, and are said to attract positive vibrations. They wear crystals and attract new-age pilgrims. Many times you see people wrapped in orange robes, exchanging crystals and rocks with vendors of posts.
The rock is at the limit of the Sacred Valley of the ancient Otomi and Chichimeca. Some of them travel to sell their crafts in Bernal, which is an immensely beautiful place. The interesting thing is that they wear their traditional clothes and don't have any problem chatting with the tourists. It was there that I met a lady who had learned to speak Spanish just two years ago, and she was still scared to use a telephone. If tourism is to encourage inquisitiveness, you can have memorable experiences, and get unique images. As an epilogue, the cuisine of Bernal specializes in gorditas, a type of corn flour tortillas, stuffed with meat, vegetables and cheese, highly recommended (so much so that my mouth is beginning to water!!!).
Tepoztlán is a town in Mexico,in Morelos state, the most important feature of this place is a pyramid at the top of a mountain. The vegetation is of the wild jungle type, and the best time to visit is in September, because at this time it is the rainy season and the lush vegetation can be seen in all its glory.
A place full of history. Up the hill of Chapultepec Park was a castle that the Mexican military defended during the U.S. invasion. It is currently a museum and a place where you can enjoy the forest and lovely views of the city.
Good. I don´t have a lot to add to what Javier wrote, but I was there when it was almost evening time, and honestly the place gets even more charming! I had gone with a tour with a travel agency in Oaxaca, honestly nothing extraordinary and I guess you can go also on a public bus. I´ll share some pictures.
If there is a place in Mexico City where we can get lost in time it is Coyoacán. On a bright sunny January morning I discovered Coyoacán. I walked through its streets and visited its beautiful squares. I watched people passing through the Garden of the Coyotes and I walked to the Arches of the old courtyard of the Church of San Juan Bautista. From there I walked along Avenida Francisco Sosa where every house, every door, every corner and every alley is one surprise after another. Several names have taken this road from Camino Real, Paseo de las Damas (because it paraded the girls looking Beau), Avenida Juarez to its current name. Returning to the Church of San Juan Bautista decided to get into it, not the first time I visit but each time gives me new feelings. Despite being one of the first churches built in America, by Spanish missionaries in the sixteenth century, its beauty is striking, the altarpieces, paintings and sunlight entering through the windows at that hour of the morning. I could not leave that place without visiting the Convent, in whose courtyard found orange trees, roses, pine strange mixture with palm trees. To continue my journey followed by Higuera Street to the Plaza de la Conchita. When I saw her walk through some of the entries people cleaning their houses and the owners of the shops opening their premises, they all showed in their faces the pride of living in this place. Coming to the Plaza de la Conchita I was transported in time as to sit in the pews of reddish stone, I could see the little chapel ivory which the story was built as a gift for your lover Hernán Cortés, Doña Marina known as "La Malinche". The stone cross is in the middle of the garden gives an air of mysticism that led me to meditation ..... Camilos Parent activity that developed in the seventeenth century in his convent-Posada, which is located on the south side of this square.
The Cancun hotel zone is one of the most wonderful places I've been to since there is excellent accommodation that is both cultural and historical. There is a tremendous amount of hotels that are in this area and most importantly, they are all are very good. In my experience, the Peninsula hotel is a thoroughly modern hotel with premium facilities and services. I highly recommend it. Its location is ideal because you can catch the bus at anytime right in front of the hotel and for a very low cost. It's an area with a lot of party, culture and history that I recommend visiting. Many of the businesses here are known worldwide (such as Coco Bongo).
The Historic Center of Guadalajara stands out because of its architecturally-interesting buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palace of Justice, the Cabañas Cultural Institute (formerly the Hospicio Cabañas) and the Teatro Degollado. Apart from these buildings, there are four squares that form a cross, and this is called the "Calles de la Cruz." The concept was designed by architect Ignacio Diaz Morales Guadalajara, who decided to make the Cathedral the center. The four places that make up the cross are Guadalajara Square, Liberation Square, and the Rotunda of the Illustrious and Plaza de Armas. This city has a myriad of options in terms of taste and preferences due to its large size, and you can visit museums filled with history or contemplate contemporary buildings, visit the Zoo (which is my favorite in all of Mexico) or eat out in places ranging from from regional food to fine dining restaurants.
This place is also known as the "Venice of Mexico" and it is the area that retains more water from the lake on which the city of Mexico was built, and therefore maintains numerous waterways through which tourists can spend a pleasant day, doing activities, going in boats (live music, food outlets, souvenir ...).
Opened in 1964 following plans by Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, the huge National Museum of Anthropology is a very appropriate framework for a collection of pre-Columbian findings enjoying worldwide fame. What impressed me most was the enormous central courtyard, which is almost entirely covered by an aluminum roof 84 meters long held by a column of 11 meters. It is believed that this is the largest concrete structure in the world supported by a single column. Inside, there are many pieces of jewelry, but if I have to point out my favorites, I would start with the Sun Stone, erroneously called Mayan Calendar, the reconstruction of the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the tomb of Pakal in Palenque. Also, the Monoliths Atlantes of Tula and gardens with trails half covered by trees are wonderful. You have to spend a whole day here really.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the great Zocalo Central Federal District. Throughout it´s time of construction (more than three hundred years) many styles have appeared on it´s walls. Columns of the Spanish colonial style are fused with French altarpieces, seeking a greater classicism. Its facade is one of the highlights of the baroque-style Spanish architecture in Latin America. Interestingly enough, the fusion of styles make it a architecturally unique, unpredictable and overwhelming. It´s a true symbol of Mexican identity, in its attempt to combine influences, styles and characters. Next to it are the ruins of the old Aztec city enclave, symbolizing the attempt of the Mexican people to assert its many origins and make it´s history a complex "family album". Hint: take another walk around the walls at night. It lights up the whole square.
My visit to Monte Alban was no accident, it was a September afternoon and it was rather cloudy outside, the temperature was perfect, less heat less sun in the afternoon and there is less visitors and it is quieter. It is a wide boulevard with pyramids on both sides, the view is great from any height and better at the end. The silence, the light breeze, views, and outer peace communicates with each other and breathes unparalleled inner peace. It was worth the journey and to Oaxaca (10 km), which is a beautiful colonial city. It´s a good idea to go for around 3 days more or less.
In reality, you may think that there is nothing interesting about a public beach, but what I particularly like about this one is the view it offers of the Caribbean Sea. There is no doubt about it, it is spectacular. Worth getting up in the morning, if you're an early riser go from 7 or 8 in the morning to get a palapita, bring a good book and your camera. Enjoy.
The city of Monterrey (Metropolitan City of Our Lady of Monterrey) was founded in 1596 by Don Diego de Montemayor, on the edge of a spring known as "The Eyes of St. Lucia". This is the place where this statue stands today, next to a mural that recalls the origin of this beautiful and important Mexican city. The fountain is in Monterrey Macroplaza and both locals and tourists often walk there.