Mexico: The City Where Gods Were Born

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Location and Weather
Located at the Valley of Mexico, at the geographical center of the country, Mexico City is the promised land where the Aztecs, and other great civilizations before them, chose to build their empires. From its mythical origins to present day, the City has been the political and economic center of the country. Because of its average temperature of 64 degrees, Mexico City enjoys a steady tourism year-round. 

 

Architecture
The diverse architecture is one of the city’s greatest assets. Walking through the different neighborhoods is like traveling in time; starting downtown with the Aztec ruins of “El Templo Mayor” and the Spanish plaza “El Zocalo.” In the bohemian neighborhoods of Roma, Cuahutemoc and Condesa, one sees the baroque architecture of the colonial period. The south of the city is well known for the Quintas of Coyoacan and San Angel, two neighborhoods that attracted the artists and intellectuals of the 20th century such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and León Trotsky. To the west of the city one can visit the Neo-Baroque architecture of Polanco (Mexico’s Beverly Hills), the neocolonial mansions of Mexican socialites in Lomas de Chapultepec, and modern high-rise towers in the chic financial district of Santa Fe.

Food
In 2010, UNESCO declared traditional Mexican cuisine to be an Intangible Cultural World Heritage. In addition to traditional fare, Mexico City has cuisine from all over the world. The city has something for everyone, from world-famous street tacos to internationally ranked  high-end restaurants.

Education
Mexico City is home to the country’s most prestigious private and public universities. The National Autonomous University of Mexico(UNAM), one of the most important public universities in Latin America, is located in the south of the city. The Tecnologico de Monterey (ITESM) and the Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) are the two most prestigious universities in the country.

Culture
The cultural offerings of Mexico City  are abundant and superb. The National Auditorium has a variety of cultural events ranging from classical music to the latest pop star concerts. Palacio de Bellas Artes, is an art nouveau-art deco palace  displaying paintings of the most important muralists of Mexico, such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo. The Bellas Artes Palace hosts  dance, opera, theater, ballet and symphonies. Other important cultural venues are the Anthropology Museum, the Dolores Olmedo Museum, Soumaya Museum, the Chapultepec Castle (home of the last Mexican Emperor-Maximilian Von Habsburg), the precolonial water canals and floating gardens of Xochimilco, and an extensive list of world heritage, archeological and religious sites. 

Sports
Mexico City is home to the third largest stadium in America (the Aztec Stadium), the Formula One Hermanos Rodriguez car circuit, exclusive golf courses  and numerous equestrian venues. Paseo de la Reforma, the broadest avenue in the city is famous for being closed to traffic on Sunday so people can ride bikes and stroll through the various outdoor art exhibits.

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