Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City - The capital of Mexico stands at an altitude of 2240m (7350ft) beneath two snow-capped volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl. In the center of the Centro Histórico (Historic Center) is the Plaza de la Constitución, more commonly referred to as the Zócalo – the main square. The Anthropology Museum holds an enormous and absolutely fascinating collection of Pre-Hispanic artifacts. The Frida Kahlo Museum contains examples of the artist’s work. Another location worth visiting is the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The shrine that is built around Tepeyac hill and signifies the spot where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to the Indian Juan Diego in 1531. It is now a major pilgrimage site.

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Mexico City