The tale of Tenochitlan is well known – founded in 1325, it rose to be the capital of the Aztec empire and the largest city in the pre-Columbian world. It was captured by the Spanish in 1521, after which Cortés directed the systematic destruction and levelling of the city. However... more »
The Museo Nacional de Antropologia is the single best introduction to the history and culture of Mexico. It is the National Museum of Anthropology, home to significant archaeological and anthropological artefacts from pre-Columbian Mexico. Opened in 1964, it houses statues, jewellery, weapons and pottery from the civilisations that populated Mesoamerica... more »
Museo Soumaya is home to one of the most stunning art collections in Latin America. Pieces by Dali, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, Rodin and Monet sit alongside those from the best and most influential Mexican artists – it’s a must see for anyone fond of art in all it forms.
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Travellers say Palacio de Bellas Artes is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico. First and foremost a theatre, the Palace of Fine Arts hosts a range of events in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, opera and literature, firmly establishing itself as a cultural icon and the most important... more »
Drive 50 kilometres north of Mexico City and you’ll see a towering stone pyramid begin to dominate the skyline ahead of you. This is Teotihuacán’s revered Pyramid of the Sun, standing on a sacred site in a town where Aztec’s believed the gods were born, placing it among the most... more »
Dedicated to the God of War and God of Agriculture, the towering complex of Templo Mayor was once the centre of the ancient Aztec empire. The ruins and accomompanying museum conjure up vivid images of the 1 million people who live in the shadow of the magnificent temple, granting a... more »