Category Archives: Mexico City

El Palacio de Bellas Artes

If you are ever in Mexico City, make it a point to visit the grand Palace of Fine Arts (El Palacio de Bellas Artes). It is considered the most significant cultural center in all of Mexico. Outside you can admire the art nouveau architecture while inside you can gaze upon wonderful murals by Diego Rivera, […]

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La Torre de Chapultepec

I previously posted about the castle that sits up on a hill in the middle of Mexico City. Among the many attractions of Chapultepec Castle are the lovely gardens in one of the open patios. This is the tower that at one time served as an observatory and also a lookout point for invading armies. […]

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The Majesty of Teotihuacán

Centuries before the Aztecs ruled Mexico at Tenochtitlan, there was another ancient city that rose up with temples and pyramids that extended to the stars. The grand city of Teotihuacán emerged on the outskirts of what is now Mexico City beginning in the 1st Century AD and reaching its peak in the 7th Century AD. […]

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Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe

I was visiting Mexico City over the New Year’s holiday and made a side trip to the bohemian suburb of Coyoacan. Many people make the trek here so they can visit the famous Frida Kahlo museum (also known as La Casa Azul). My sister mentioned that they had just unveiled a new Frida Kahlo exhibit. Not […]

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The Greek Goddesses at Chapultepec Castle

Up in Chapultepec hill near downtown Mexico City is the famous Chapultepec Castle. Over the years, it’s been used as a the presidential palace, a military academy, and even as an observatory. These days, it’s the National Museum of History with beautiful paintings, gardens and many historical artifacts from Mexico’s long history. After wandering around […]

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Monumento a La Revolucion in Mexico City

When people think of traveling to Mexico, they probably consider the warm sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera or the historical landscape of Oaxaca before they consider Mexico City. I like those places too, but I really find this city fascinating. It is a megalópolis of 20+ million people and there are so many things to do […]

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