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Mexico City, Mexico 72-Hour Vacation

 

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WHAT TO SEE & DO — MEXICO CITY ATTRACTIONS


ATTRACTIONS
Plaza de Toros Mexico is the world's largest bullring
Plaza de Toros Mexico

Cineteca Nacional
Avenida Mexico #389, Colonia Coyoacan
4155-1200
www.cinetecanacional.net
Mexico continues its impressive cinematic history at this sprawling theatre complex.

Plaza de Toros Mexico
Augusto Rodin #241, Colonia Nochebuena
5563-3959

If you're a bull fight fan, Plaza de Mexico is where the matador action's at!

MUSEUMS

Casa Azul
Londres #247, Colonia Coyoacan
5554-5999
A permanent homage to painter Frida Kahlo; a must-visit for Frida aficionados.

Centro de la Imagen
Plaza de la Ciudadela #2, Centro Historico
9172-4724
centrodelaimagen.conaculta.gob.mx
This photography museum exhibits work of contemporary photographers from Mexico and abroad, and is located just across the street from La Ciudadela.

Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes

Museum of Modern Art
Paseo de la Reforma & Gandhi
5211-8331
The Museum of Modern Art, part of Mexico City's museum mile located around the perimeter of El Bosque de Chapultepec, has all the usual suspects of modern Mexican art—Kahlo, Rivera, Orozco—and artists largely unknown outside Mexico.

National Anthropology Museum
Paseo de la Reforma at Bosque de Chapultepec
5553-2365
www.mna.inah.gob.mx
The anthropology museum, logically, is the best place in Mexico to see the artifacts of Mexico's cultural history, particularly of the Aztec and Mayan periods.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Juarez & Eje Central
5512-2593
www.bellasartes.gob.mx
Mexico's Fine Arts Museum isn't visit-worthy just because of its Collection; the building itself is a gem.

Soumaya Museum
Av. Revolución & Río Magdalena
5616-3731
www.soumaya.com.mx
Soumaya Museum in Mexico City's swanky Polanco District was opened by billionaire Carlos Slim — the world's richest man — and houses works from his 66,000-piece collection. The museum is free to enter and features a vast range, from pre-Columbian artifacts to the most important collection of Auguste Rodin's sculptures outside France.

Tamayo Museum
Paseo de la Reforma & Gandhi
5286-6519
www.museotamayo.org
This museum, named for the 20th century Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art. Many pieces in the collection were collected by Tamayo himself.

OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

El Bosque de Chapultepec
Avenida Reforma & Constituyentes
www.ciudadmexico.com.mx
Mexico City's Central Park

SHOPPING
El Bosque de Chapultepec provides a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of Mexico City
El Bosque de Chapultepec

La Ciudadela
Plaza de la Ciudadela #1
www.laciudadela.com.mx
An arts and handcrafts market in the middle of the city, offering goods as diverse as ceramics, textiles, masks, and beadwork.

Mercado Juarez
Avenida Chapultepec, next to the Cuautehmoc Metro station
One of Mexico City's many fruit and vegetable markets, Mercado Juarez's central location and its variety of vendors makes it a great representation of the market tradition.

TOURISM

Segway
Avenida Reforma #80, Colonia Juarez
5566-3305
Segway is a new addition to Mexico City's tourist offerings, and the Reforma office is centrally located to some of the city's most beautiful sites, including the famous Angel statue.

Turibus
Various stops throughout the city
www.turibus.com.mx
Turibus is a double-decker tour bus that provides narration of the city's most important sites. The full tour is four hours, but a day pass permits you to hop off and on at your leisure.

Viajes Gengis Khan
For personalized tours of Mexico City contact Concepcion Tena
5595-8887 or email

MORE MEXICO CITY INFORMATION


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