Serving as the capital of Mexico, Mexico City offers a richly colorful history and culture that attracts and intrigues visitors from all over the world. It is the only city in the world with four UN World Heritage sites within city limits. The Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México is where the Spaniards built what is now modern Mexico City. This historical center sits atop the 16th century ruins of the Aztec Empire’s capital city, Tenochtitlan. It contains most of the city's historic sites as well as many museums. The Zócalo is the largest plaza in Latin America and can hold as many as 100,000 people. Mexico's National University is considered the best in Latin America, and in the top 100 in the world. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is the most important cultural center in Mexico. The Xochimilco canals are known for having colorful gondola-like boats called trajineras.
The Zócalo, National University, Palacio de Bellas Artes, The Xochimilco – Photos courtesy Mexico Meetings Network
Mexico City has 150 museums – more than any other city in the world. The Frida Kahlo Museum is not only a must-see museum, but also a great event venue. The beautiful murals at San Ildefonso by such artists as José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and others have been said to have sparked Mexico's muralist movement. Chapultepec Park is three times larger than Central Park and is the largest urban park in the world.
The Frida Kahlo Museum, San Ildefonso, Chapultepec Park – Photos courtesy Mexico Meetings Network
Mexico City is more than just a tourist destination. With nearly 50,000 hotel rooms and three world-class convention centers, Mexico City is one of the world's leading destinations for international meetings.
Mexico City International Airport, World Trade Center – Photos courtesy of Mexico Meetings Network
The City is also a mecca for international worship. It’s hard to imagine, but Mexico City's three adjacent basilicas which once housed and currently house the sacred Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe are the most visited Cathedrals in the world. They receive more visitors than the Vatican – an estimated 20 million people each year!
Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe – Photo courtesy Mexico Meetings Network
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