A week in Mexico City
Mexico City (CDMX) is a lively modern city that greatly exceeded any and all expectations! With great variety and interesting things happening everywhere, we could easily have stayed for a very long time and never been bored.
Pensioners dancing salsa in the park, live mariachi-music, hundreds of colorful huge psychedelic papier mache monsters, a formula 1 fanzone, a swedish café, amazing colonial buildings, museums, amazing food stalls with tacos, tortas, quesadillas and so much more, every street in CDMX is an adventure and short walks often took us a long time and often resulted in lots of photography and popping into interesting buildings or museums and hanging out in parks and cafés eating some great never before tried foodstuff.
Here is a short summary of some of the things we checked out in CDMX.
The main square, second biggest city square in the world. Next to the great cathedral and the palace. Everything is big.
Old part of the city, beautiful buildings, shopping and lots of tourists.
An hour outside of town, huge pyramids and impressive ruins, read about it in its own blog post.
Chapultepec Park & Castle
Nice big park with museums, street vendors, lake boats and the glitzy Chapultepec Castle, the only castle in north america that actually had proper royalty living in it.
Museo Nacional de Antropología
Amazing and huge museum in Chapultepec park, dedicated to the peoples history of Mexico. Very interesting, lots of information, takes a while.
Modern Art Museum
In Chapultepec park, relatively small museum with some interesting pieces and several temporary exhibitions.
Frida Kahlos House
The artists house turned into a museum. A separate blog post coming soon.
Angel of independence
Tall statue in central business district street of Paseo de la Reforma. Symbol of Mexico.
Sooo good! We ate from food stalls on the street almost every meal. Affordable and usually super delicious.