Mexico City Photos
(Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico)
Many landmarks and memorials grace the Bosque de Chapultepec and add much character. There are also plenty of places to sit and relax in the park, away from the bustling city centre.
The Bosque de Chapultepec is a huge park and Mexico's biggest. This park adds an important swathe of green in the city and has a number of different family related attractions.
Mexico City's Bosque de Chapultepec dates back more than 700 years and its eastern region is home to the official residence of the Mexican president.
The city's tourist train is always popular and runs along the roads, taking its passengers past the main sights and landmarks en route.
The Coyoacan area of Mexico City is particularly attractive and many magnificent mansions reside within this neighbourhood. Landmarks here include the Saint John the Baptist Church, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura and the Cortés Palace, where tourist information is available.
Art lovers will find that a trip to the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is an absolute must. As well as being a leading opera house, the palace also contains an exceptional art museum (the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes), which is packed with Mexican masterpieces.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes has become famous for its stylish Beaux Arts facade and extravagant use of white Italian marble. Regular events are staged at this theatre and include classical music concerts performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.
One of the city's most important Roman Catholic churches, the Iglesia de San Fernando was dedicated to King Fernando III. The Iglesia de San Fernando boasts traditional Mexican architecture and is filled with history.
The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan comprises some truly ancient Aztec remains. It is here that you will find the Templo Mayor, which literally translates as the 'Main Temple'.
The Paseo de la Reforma is a prominent local avenue and is lined with magnificent buildings, hotels, monuments and trees. In particular, look out for the Fountain of Diana the Huntress (Northern Star Shooter), which is worthy of a photograph.
Officially inaugurated towards the end of 1942, the Fountain of Diana the Huntress has become something of an iconic symbol of the city. Gracing the Paseo de la Reforma, the Fountain of Diana the Huntress was moved to Ariel Park in 1974, and to its current roundabout setting in 1992, so that it would become more visible.