What to see in Mexico City

What to see in Mexico City

Are you planning a trip to Mexico City? Great idea. As one of the world's largest cities, it is packed full of interesting places to visit.

Mexico City's historic center, centro historico, has narrow streets lined with colonial buildings and churches. A pedestrian street connects the zocalo (center square) to the alameda (central park). You can eat well in centro – look for small quesadilla restaurants. Kekas come in many ways – such as with chicken, mushrooms, even zucchini flower. Make sure to ask for cheese because sometimes it won't be included.Coming out of centro is La Reforma, an important avenue. Here is where you will find the golden eagle statue, which is something of a symbol of the city. It's a long walk (but nice) along La Reforma to Chapultepec, a giant park and one of the highlights of Mexico City. It is full of trails and has a castle in the center.

Condesa is an upscale nightclub and restaurant district. Along with Zona Rosa, it is one of the most touristy parts of the city, but regardless it's a good place to go out because of its diversity of bars and clubs.

Other than centro historico, another important neighborhood for culture is Coyoacan in the south of the city. Among other interesting places to visit (like Frida Kahlo's house) is Leon Trotsky's house, where he was murdered.

An interesting experience is to take a gondola ride through the floating gardens of Xochimilco. They fit a lot of people and you can bring food and drinks, and maybe even hire some mariachis for the trip, so you can make a real party out of it.

These are just a few of the good places to see in Mexico City, not to mention all the great day trips you can take.