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Night Detail of the Museo del Estanquillo, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico
Night Detail of the Museo del Estanquillo, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico

Mexico City Side A and B

Mexico City Side A and B Chapter 01

 

Destinations’ Analysis by Franco Magno

 

Extensive, extremely varied, rich in Historic and cultural treasures, in gastronomy, art, and culture. In everything. The so-called Aztec capital. The ancient Tenochtitlan.

The Palacio de la Autonomía, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City. Mexico
The Palacio de la Autonomía, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City. Mexico

When you look at its tourist attractions, streets, palaces, museums, and neighborhoods, some visitors say that you find a mixture, a variety that only great cities offer to their explorers.

Mexico City has a reserved language available for all those who know how to speak with it, who know how to reveal its secrets through those images that only Mexico’s capital can give you.

Let’s then go to the Magno A and B side of Mexico City.

 

Side A

 

Culture, culture, and more culture. Art and history everywhere. Tradition and modernity. The Historic Center of Mexico City.

One of the sides A of this great metropolis is concentrated in the first square of the city.

It’s ready to fascinate everybody little by little with those historic streets that saw the movement of thousands of people and history, which continues to happen nowadays.

Walking along Madero street, 5 de Mayo street, 16 de Septiembre street, Isabel la Católica street, the so-called Constitution Square, or the Zócalo (Main Square) will fill your senses with sensations that you can only perceive and experience here.

The so-called “Ciudad de los Palacios” (City of Palaces) is truly an open-air museum of colonial architectural expressions that will have your eyes and camera busy throughout your traveling journey.

The “Palacio de Bellas Artes,” the “Palacio Postal,” the “Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento,”, the Tile House or “Casa de los Azulejos.”

The National Palace, the “Plaza de la Constitución,” the “Palacio de Agustin de Iturbide,” the Metropolitan Cathedral, the “Palacio Nacional,” the modern “Torre Latinoamericana,” etc. The collection of historic, modern buildings and cultural value is truly impressive.

The Presidential Balcony at the Palacio Nacional, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico
The Presidential Balcony at the Palacio Nacional, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico

Likewise, in the area which gathers the Aztec ancient city ruins, the “Templo Mayor,” you’ll also have fantastic Mesoamerican’s historic cultural expressions.

Those remains of the last Aztec bastion lie in sight of all visitors who decide to go to the encounter, discovery, and exploration of the ancient Aztec greatness.

 

Side B

 

The other coin’s side. The transportation around the city during the so-called “peak” hours, i.e., the hours of the most significant citizens’ movements, is a little bit complicated. All those rivers of passengers and visitors who go inside and out of the transportation facilities.

This way, I recommend the best way to visit the Historic Center is definitely by foot, taking the time to taste all those wonders that you can contemplate here visually.

It’s necessary to make a reasonable plan to transport around the city’s several tourist destinations outside the Historic Center. Paradoxically, Mexico City offers a wide range of public transportation networks.

From the metropolitan collective transportation system, better known as the “Metro,” to the articulated bus transportation system “Metrobús,” the options are vast.

Night Detail of the Museo del Estanquillo, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico
Night Detail of the Museo del Estanquillo, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico

You can also take advantage of the electric transportation system, the “Trolebús.”

Not to forget mentioning the urban bus passenger transportation network with more than ninety established routes known as the “RTP.”

The on-site public taxi service, tourist taxis, and private car transportation services through cell phone applications, will complement your Mexico’s city movement choices.

As you can see, Mexico City has many options for getting around.

However, since Mexico City is a great metropolis full of possibilities for business, financial, labor, sport, cultural, and recreational activities, some moments when you’ll have to arm yourselves with some patience will be calling your attention.

 

The Magno Recommendation:

 

This way, my Magno followers, the conclusions I’ve come up to after more than fifty visits throughout my travel history to Mexico City, are the following ones.

Since I don’t know sincerely if you are the type of tourist who loves to look at the local population pass and walk, the following recommendation won’t be any extra.

Moving between the capital’s tourist attractions that are distant from each other in the so-called bridge or intermediate hours will be a plus in your daily traveling plan.

Except where a major event occurs in the city, the hours in which it’s a little easier to move are those that go from 10:00 or 10:30 in the morning until 12:00 or 12:30 noon.

Dancers Dressed in Aztec-Style Clothing, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico
Dancers Dressed in Aztec-Style Clothing, Historic Center, Mexico Capital City, Mexico

Then after in the afternoon, you have those hours from 3:30 or 4:00 PM until 5:00 or 5:30 PM. As you can see, they aren’t very wide time frames to say wow!

Then after 10:30 PM, there’s another time frame when crowded transport systems aren’t very common.

Another Magno tip for visiting Mexico City is to stay near the places that represent significant tourist attractions, such as the Roma, Coyoacán, and San Ángel historic neighborhoods, and Tlalpan and Xochimilco ones.

Mexico City is quite an odyssey in itself. Discovering it and conquering it will take some time, but this adventure won’t be a waste of time.

On the opposite, it will be an amazing journey into history, culture, and tradition.

A fantastic experience into all those languages that have merged here and live together to create a unique sensations mix, and experiences that Mexico City only knows how to render to its explorers.

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