Mexico’s 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. Some say that when you look at its tourist attractions, streets, palaces, museums, and neighborhoods, 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 the capital city of Mexico can give us. Let us then go to the Magno A and B side of Mexico City.
Culture, culture, and more culture. Art and history everywhere. Tradition and modernity. The Historic center of Mexico City. One of the Side As of this great metropolis is concentrated in the first square of the city. To fascinate everybody little by little with those Historic streets that saw the movement of thousands of people along with history, and this 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 our senses with sensations that can only be perceived here, that can only be experienced here.
The so-called City of Palaces is truly an open-air museum of colonial architectural expressions that will have our eyes and camera busy throughout the journey. The Palace of Fine Arts, the Postal Palace, the former City Hall Palace, the Tile House or “Casa de los Azulejos”, the National Palace, Constitution Square, Agustin de Iturbide’s Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, the modern Latin American Tower, etc. The collection of Historic, modern buildings and cultural value is truly impressive.
Likewise, in the area occupied by the Templo Mayor, we will also have fantastic Mesoamerican’s historic cultural expressions.
The remains of the last Aztec bastion lie in sight of all those who decide to go to the encounter, discovery, and exploration of the ancient Aztec greatness.
Transport around the city during the so-called “peak” hours, i.e., the hours of the most significant influx of citizens, passengers and visitors to the Transportation facilities, is a little bit complicated. Precisely speaking, the best way to visit the Historic center is definitely by foot, taking the time to visually taste all those wonders that you can contemplate here.
Outside the Historic center, it is necessary to make a real plan to transport oneself around the several tourist destinations in the great city. Paradoxically, Mexico City offers a wide range of public Transportation means.
From the metropolitan collective transportation system better known as the “Metro,” the articulated bus transportation system “Metrobús,” the electric transportation system “Trolebús,” not to mention the urban bus passenger transportation network with more than 90 established routes known as “RTP” and the on-site public taxi service, tourist taxis and private car transportation services through cell phone applications, Mexico city has you covered.
As you can see, Mexico City has many options for getting around, however, being a great metropolis full of possibilities for business, financial, labor, cultural and recreational divinities, as well as sports, will take us to moments when we will have to arm ourselves with some patience.
The Magno Recommendation
The conclusions I have come up to after more than 50 visits throughout my travel history to Mexico City, is precisely (since I do not know if you are the type of tourists or visitors who love to look at the local population pass and walk) to move to the tourist attractions that are distant from each other in the so-called bridge or intermediate hours.
Except where a major event takes place in the city, the hours in which it is a little easier to move are those that go from 10:00 AM or 10:30 in the morning until 12:00 PM or 12:30 noon.
Then in the afternoon, we have from 3:30 or 4:00 PM until 5:00 or 5:30 PM. As you can see, they are not very wide time frames that we say. Later after 10:30 PM, there is another time frame and in which the saturation of the transport systems is not very common.
Another Magno tip for visiting Mexico City is to stay near the places that represent significant tourism attractions, such as the Roma neighborhood, the historic neighborhoods of Coyoacán and San Ángel, Tlalpan and Xochimilco.
Mexico City is quite an odyssey in itself. Discovering it, conquering it will take some time, but this adventure will not be a waste of time.
On the opposite, it will be a journey to the heart of history, culture, tradition, and to all those languages that have merged here and live together to create a unique mix of sensations and experiences that Mexico City only knows how to give to its explorers. Don’t forget to follow me on social media and right here on francomagnomexico.com