Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo: Ron Mader, Entrance (some rights reserved) Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de …

Mexico City’s Historic Center

Photo: Ron Mader, Regia, Calle Donceles (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the historic center of Mexico City Google Maps Where to eatLos Girasoles, Tacuba #8A. Adjacent to the National Art Museum and the Carlos IV statue, this restaurant offers a new take a traditional cuisine. Valet parking is available. La Casa de las Sirenas, Republica …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México What would locals like others know about Mexico City? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesTaking In Mexico City’s History By Canoe And Bike – NPR @ckahnWhat It’s Like to Visit Mexico City Now – BloombergLa calle de Corregidora y su hermoso pasado lacustre – MXCityMexico City: a virtual …

Mexico City’s Alameda Park

Photo: Tom Buckley, Policia Charra Publisher’s note – This feature was last updated in the early 2008. Major update soon. Google Maps Visitors are frequently surprised by the greenery in Alameda Park, one of the finest and most storied city parks in the world. Cottonwood trees (alamos) were planted in the late 1500s and these …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Felicidades What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? In 2021 we are talking with friends including Marlene Ehrenberg about the revitalization of the formal ecological park. Our major request is that the park develop its own website, Facebook …

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum

Twiter One of our fave museos: National Anthropology Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología) in Mexico City. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm. Mask mandate and max capacity: 1,000 people per day. Anniversary celebration on September 17. Key Linksmna.inah.gob.mxGeneral information (Español)Current [email protected]_inah Questions How has COVID19 changed the museum experience for staff and visitors? = ¿Cómo ha …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro Mexico City – Spotlight on the Templo Mayor Key [email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/NfHBeNpndSmZ9fc76 History February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Northeast Corner Mexico City boasts one of the most storied plazas in the world. The Zócalo is the place to go to visit the Templo Mayor, National Palace and National Cathedral and is the heart of the Centro Historico, Mexico City and the nation itself. The Zócalo is bounded on the north by Cinco …

La Ciudadela Crafts Market

Photo: Parking Mexico City – La Ciudadela Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías de La Ciudadela) features handmade crafts and curiosities, including embroidery, glassware, onyx figures, and jewelry. The market was created to compliment the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when the government called artisans from across the country to showcase their work for visitors from around …