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Food, fun and fiestas: Mexico City is the ultimate destination for lovers of adventure. Experience as much culture as you can in this colourful city.
As the capital of Mexico, Mexico City is the place to learn about the country’s history. Start your educational adventure at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. This phenomenal museum dives into the anthropological history of Mexico, looking at its social evolution from its early indigenous communities, from the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire, to the invasion of the Spanish. Go back in time as you walk through the archaeological site of Templo Mayor, the Great Pyramid of the Aztecs, and envision how different this city was 600 years ago.
An astounding tribute to the resilience and adaptability of Mexican culture, learn how indigenous rituals and beliefs were able to blend (almost seamlessly) into Catholic traditions. Understand the depths of this religious fusion when you visit the Santuario Nacional del angel de la Santa Muerte or talk to the street vendors at the Mercado de Sonora. While here, explore the breadth of eccentric products for sale at this famous witches’ market.
One of the highlights of the Mexican calendar, coordinate your visit to Mexico City with the annual Day of the Dead. Held on 2 November each year, La Dia de los Muertos is a chance for Mexican people to remember and celebrate their deceased relatives. The best part about this festival? The massive party the city throws in its honour. Be amazed at the incredible costumes and skeletal face paint of this lively festival. If you’re visiting in late February, don’t despair: Carnaval is a pretty good substitute. With huge, flamboyant floats and party vibes, let some steam off with the locals at the last party before the season of Lent begins.
Between all the significant sites, mystical rituals and good times, you’ll never be stuck for what to do in Mexico City.
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