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Historic Center & Bellas Artes [cdmx]

Even from the top of the Torre Latinoamericana building, it’s impossible to see the end of this sprawling city. It might take a lifetime of living here to explore everything. To say that the city is big is an understatement. Mexico City gets right into your face when you first arrive. It has a certain vibe that you begin to sense immediately. You can feel it as you walk the streets. There are a lot of people everywhere you look. It’s big, bold and loud. It is unforgetable.

We only visited Mexico City for a weekend so it would have been impossible to see everything. As you explore the city streets, you begin to grasp how big the city really is. It is the largest city in the Americas, and it lives up to this lofty “big city” status. It is a unique place, unlike any other city in the world.

We only had two and a half days to explore, and we split our time between the historic center of town and the ruins of Teotihuac├ín. So our experiences in Mexico City is very limited, but we packed a lot into this short visit. We absolutely love the energy of the city. It is both very Mexican and yet stands alone on its own unique place. There is artwork everywhere, the city’s culture spills onto the streets. There are so many museums and art galleries to visit. Historic buildings and Aztec Ruins are everywhere. There is no shortage of history in the city.

We only got an introduction to this amazing place, but it has only stoked the fires of a return trip. There is so much more that we still need to experience. We promised ourselves that we would come back to explore again, and we promise to give ourselves a full week to explore.  There is a good chance we will go back sometime in 2018, and we will be excited to share these new adventures with you when we do! Until then, enjoy these pictures of our first trip together.

Historic Center & Bellas Artes:

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The view of Palacio de Bellas Artes from the Torre Latinoamericana. 2017
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Mexico City Cathedral. 2017.
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Old Church. 2017.
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Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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Torre Latinamericano building. 2017.
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Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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Mexico City from above, looking down at the Plaza de la Constitucion. 2017.
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Mexico City Cathedral. 2017.
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“Carnival of Mexican Life” by Diego Rivera inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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Torre Latinoamericana. 2017.
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Endless Mexico City from above (looking towards Reforma). 2017.
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Mexico City Cathedral. 2017.
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Market. 2017.
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Inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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The historic center of Mexico City is a Unesco World Heritage Site. 2017.
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Templo Mayor Aztec Ruins. 2017.
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Mexico City. 2017.
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Zocolo / Plaza de la Constitucion. 2017
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Mexico City from above. 2017.
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Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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The ceiling inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes. 2017.
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Torre Latinoamericana and Bellas Artes. 2017
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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 2017.
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Art and photographer. 2017.
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Inside of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 2017.

Two Days in Mexico City:

This was the last stop before we hopped continents and traveled south to South America. We only had two days to explore Mexico City and we made the best of it! We spent one day wandering around downtown and another exploring Teotihuacan. There is so much art, food, and culture around every corner. Mexico City was a wonderful place to explore.

Climbing the Pyramids of Teotihuacan:

Just outside of Mexico City are the amazing ruins of Teotihuacan, which features two amazing pre-Aztec Pyramids. This was our first of the many ruins we would visit on our 2-month trip to the Americas (Mexico and South America). The highlight for us was climbing to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, which is one of the few ruins in the Americas that you can still climb.

3 thoughts on “Historic Center & Bellas Artes [cdmx] Leave a comment

  1. Wow. That really must ave been a jam packed two days! I knew Mexico City was big but I didn’t realise it is the largest city in the Americas. Hope you do get to go back this year!

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