Mexico City is the cosmopolitan capital of Mexico that is home to 22 million people, a vibrant culinary scene, rich Aztec and colonial heritage, archaeological sights, and many surprises. It is the political, financial and cultural hub of the country.

This video will cover the top spots to photograph and sightsee in Mexico City including:

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1. Chapultepec Park
Chupultepec Park is more like a forest and is about twice the size of Central Park.

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2. Chapultepec Castle
The only “real” castle that housed a reigning monarchy in North America.

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3. Museo Nacional de Antropología
There is no wonder this museum got an average five star rating out of about 10K reviews on Trip Advisor- it is one of the finest anthropology museums in the world.

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4. Zocalo
Built on top of an Aztec temple, this plaza is the second largest plaza in the world and epicenter of Mexico City’s political seat.

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5. Museo Soumaya
Museo Soumaya is in the Polanco district, commissioned by Carlos Slim (the richest person in the world) to house part of his art collection. The architecture is stunning. Best of all, the collection is free to view.

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6. Xochimilco
This area has been preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage site that has been described as the Venice of Mexico.

7. Frida Khalo
The museum is one of Mexico City’s most vised museums, and rightfully so as she and her husband are arguably Mexico’s most notable artists of the 20th Century.

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8. Reforma Street – Paseo de la Reforma
Reforma Street is one of the most beautiful boulevards in Mexico City, modeled after European boulevards.

9. Casa de los Azulejos or House of Tiles
Built in the 18th century, this architectural gem is located a few blocks from the Zocalo and features white and blue tiles on the outsides, balconies and an indoor courtyard.

10. “Palacio de Correos de Mexico” or Post Office
This building was built at the beginning of the 20th Century and features eclectic architecture, a unique staircase, dome, marble floors and elegant façade.

11. Biblioteca Vasconcelos – Library
This library has stunning modern architecture. View the design from the interior and go a few floors up to get a grand look at the stacks of books.

12. Observation Decks
The tallest observation deck is from Torre Latinamericano. However, some hotels and rooftop restaurants have excellent views of the city for the photos of the panoramic skyline, i.e the Hilton Reforma.

13. Palacio de Bellas Artes
This is one of the most prominent cultural centers in Mexico City, recognized by it’s prominent yellow dome.

14. The Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the largest Cathedral in Latin America built on the site of the Templo Mayor of the Aztec city Tenochtitlan.

15. Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico
This hotel was featured in the opening scene in the movie Spectre and is noted for its historic sophistication and Old World elegance.

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