Mexico, with its diverse range of pristine beaches, ancient archaeological sites and beautiful colonial cities, has become one of the world’s most fascinating travel destinations. If you are planning a trip to the country anytime soon, you need to know about some of Mexico’s most famous tourist attractions.
Palacio Nacional, the National Palace, is a government building dating back to the age of the Aztecs and reflects the rich history of Mexico. Featuring red tezontle facade and designed from a blend of different old materials, it is unsurprisingly a big delight for the history buffs. Inside the building are Diego Rivera’s murals known to be the most-visited attraction here.
An ancient Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan is an archaeological site located around 25 miles outside the Mexico City. Often referred to as the City of the Gods, this is the most-visited cultural destination in Mexico with several residential compounds and scores of pyramid temples. The important monuments of the city you should not miss visiting here are the Pyramid of the Sun, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.
With a fine mix of architectural styles such as baroque, neoclassical, and Mexican Churrigueresque, Catedral Metropolitana stands tall as one of the most iconic structures of the country. The major highlights of this historical structure are 14 chapels, five naves, a painting by popular Spanish artist, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, and underground catacombs. It is open daily and you can spend from an hour to a full day here depending on your interest in Mexican history and architecture.
Located to the south of Mexico City, Chinampas, Xochimilco in Spanish, are raised agricultural fields between canals. These are known as the floating gardens of the Aztecs where you can ride vibrant boats along the canals and hire a mariachi band for a more enjoyable experience. Xochimilco is also where you can explore a smaller village outside the city.
Museo Frida Kahlo
Also known as the Blue House for its cobalt-blue walls, Museo Frida Kahlo is a historical and art museum which used to be the family home of the popular artist, Frida Kahlo. Dating back to 1904, the building is decorated with Mexican arts and crafts and thus, reflects the rich culture of the country. If history is something that excites you the most, it is an ideal place to explore and treat your eyes with the timeless art of the country.