Polanco and Chapultepec
Chapultepec and Polanco, at first glance antagonistic, are intimately connected. A chain of cultural venues links Chapultepec, the great lung of Mexico City, with the rest of the city, starting with Polanco, its most cosmopolitan neighborhood. Sit on the steps of the National Auditorium to watch all kinds of people passing by: sportsmen, street musicians, men and women in suits, grandparents with children, intellectuals and families.
The great Zocalo was the agora of the Templo Mayor (Main Temple) of the Aztec's capital, Tenochtitlan; from the ruins of its palaces and temples new palaces and new temples were built, but this time Christians. Markets continued to be markets. The city continued to grow. Large mansions, shops and schools were built, but fortunately the Center continued to be historic and monumental. Today it has 67 religious monuments, 129 civil monuments, 743 valuable buildings that must be conserved, 111 buildings with environmental value, 6 modern temples, 17 buildings linked to historical facts or characters, 78 squares and gardens, 26 fountains or memorials, 13 museums or galleries, 12 sites or buildings with mural paintings built between the 16th and 19th centuries, and much more.
Paseo de la Reforma
Between the Alameda Central and Chapultepec lies the heart of the great Paseo de la Reforma or Reforma for short. When we talk about Reforma, we talk about a huge avenue framed by roundabouts that are symbols of the city: The Angel of Independence, The Caballito and The Diana Huntress. With large office buildings, hotels and restaurants. This is a place always busy.
It is a commercial and residential district located in the west of Mexico City, within the delegations Cuajimalpa and Alvaro Obregon. It is the center of greater economic activity within the Mexican capital. Located in an area previously occupied by sand mines and sanitary landfills, it is the base of universities, various national and foreign companies, and newly created residential developments inhabited mainly by families of medium and high socioeconomic status. It is considered the most modern part of the Capital for the architecture of its skyscrapers.
Alameda Central Park
The magnificent Alameda Central is one of the gems of Mexico City. Take a break and find a moment to appreciate the beauty of this park that was a place of relaxation for the colonial aristocracy. Over the centuries it has been acquiring character and charm with its fountains, its century-old trees, its hemicycle, its walks and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for family walks, as portrayed by Diego Rivera.
Xochimilco is a water channel with chinampas (artificial islands) and trajineras (traditional local boats), as well as museums, markets of flowers and plants, parishes, parks and forests. The channels of Xochimilco and the traditional system of cultivation of chinampas are part of the Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. Out of its ten piers, visitors can get a ride in one of 200 colorful trajineras to travel the channel, whose routes reach the chinampas. Along the way, the visitors can eat, celebrate with family or friends, sing with a mariachi or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are few things in Mexico City that are as traditional as this one.