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Mexico consists of 31 states plus the Mexican Federal District or Distrito Federal (D.F.). It is the seat of the Mexican Federal Government and comprises Mexico City and its environs. La Ciudad de los Palacios ("City of Palaces") is one of the largest megalopolises in the world and, despite problems like traffic and pollution, one of the most stunning. Travelers find themselves deeply impressed by the trademark golden Angel of Independence, the central Zócalo district, endless museums, palaces and art galleries.

The aluminum-plated structure was designed by Carlos Slim's son-in-law, Fernando Romero

Soumaya Museum
The Soumaya Museum was founded by one of the world's richest men, Carlos Slim. It features over 66,000 works from around the world, including many pieces from Slim's own collection. There are two locations — Plaza Carso and Plaza Loreto — and admission is free.

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The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

72-Hour Vacation: Mexico City
Although overlooked by tourists and expats who tend to favor the country's coastal resort areas, Mexico City is an exciting destination that offers something for everyone. Check out our guide to Mexico's capital to discover the city's diverse culture, historical sites, nightlife and culinary scene.

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The dining room of Bellaria in Mexico City

Dining in Mexico City
From traditional Mexican food at El Bajio to modern Italian dishes at Bellaria, the capital city offers a wide range of restaurants to satisfy every craving. Search GAYOT's database or check out our picks for the hottest restaurants in Mexico City.

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The lobby of The St. Regis Mexico City

The St. Regis Mexico City
Located at the Paseo de la Reforma, this Cesar Pelli-designed building stands as the second tallest in Mexico City. The elegant property has 189 guestrooms and suites, along with a 15th-floor spa, pool and fitness center, all boasting unobstructed views of the city.

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The courtyard of the Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F.

Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F.
With plenty of modern amenities to keep both business travelers and vacationers satisfied, this gem of a hotel is an oasis in the middle of a sometimes chaotic Mexico City. Dine in the elegant Reforma 500, lounge in the comfortable Presidential Suite or relax with a spa treatment featuring a unique mezcal rub.

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An overhead view of the sprawling Mexico City

Business Travel Guide: Mexico City
Avant-garde and sophisticated Mexico City is facing huge changes: Its close ties to the United States bring in not only a lot of money, but plenty of connections and services as well. The city's trendy restaurants, hot hotels and off-the-clock diversions are drawing in a smart set of travelers.

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One of the exhibits at the Kahlo Museum in Coyoácan, Mexico

Art and Culture of Coyoácan
Be sure to visit Mexico City's vibrant southern suburb of Coyoacán where Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky and his wife lived. Don't miss the Frida Kahlo Museum ("Blue House") on the corner of Allende and Londres, or the Anahuacalli — an establishment conceived and created by Rivera.

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