5 Things You Must Do In Mexico City

 #1 The National Museum of Anthropology
There is so much to see and experience in Mexico City. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and is home to over 8.8 million people making it the largest city in the country. Mexico City has a rich history spanning many centuries and many great cultures so a visit to the National Museum of Anthropology is a must. This is one of the most beautiful museums I have visited. Located in Chapultepec Park, the grounds and the buildings are beautiful and the ancient works are displayed tastefully.
#1 The National Museum of Anthropology
Ancient buildings, sculptures, and many other artifacts are on display at the National Museum of Anthropology.
 #1 The National Museum of Anthropology
A mosaic mask.
  #1 The National Museum of Anthropology
 #2 Castillo de Chapultepec
This castle is perched high above the grounds of  Chapultepec Park and was the residence of Mexico’s Presidents from 1864 – 1939. The Castillo de Chapultepec houses many lavishly decorated rooms that let you get a glimpse into how Mexico’s rulers lived.
#2 Castillo de Chapultepec
Here is just one of the many halls that are filled with beautiful antiquities.
 #2 Castillo de Chapultepec
A royal coach for getting around the city in style.
 #3 Street Food
While walking around the city be sure to stop and try the cuisine of the local street food vendors. On any day they set up shop on almost any street corner and fill the air with the wonderful smells from their grills. Roasting corn is popular and you just can’t walk by without trying these delicious treats.
 #3 Street Food
Tacos al pastor made from shawarma spit grilled meat is a popular for locals and visitors alike. I had mine on corn tortillas with lime and washed them down with a cold Mexican beer. Delicious!
#3 Street Food
Corn is a staple of the Mexico City food scene and here it is cooked and readied to be served on a variety of dishes.
 #4 Teotihuacan
About an hour drive northeast of the city is the archaeological grounds of Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan is the site of the famous pyramids built around 300BC as well as many other buildings and temples and the Avenue of the Dead.
 #4 Teotihuacan
The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest of the two pyramids in Teotihuacan. Be sure to grab a bottle of water and make the hike to the top. Once you reach the top you are rewarded with 360 degree views of the entire area and you really gain respect for those that constructed this huge pyramid without machinery.
 #4 Teotihuacan
The Pyramid of the Moon.
#5 Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour
Those that read my blog regularly know a favorite travel activity of mine is riding the Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tours that are offered in almost every large city world wide. Mexico City is very large and spread out making the bus tour a great way to get around town and see the beautiful architecture and various neighborhoods of the city center.
#5 Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour
When riding these bus tours be sure to wear the head sets to get the narrated tour and if possible grab a seat on the upper deck so you won’t miss a sight.
Mexico City was a great experience. So much to see and do and I will definitely be back.
Adios!

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