A country of contrasts, with its mountains, valleys and volcanoes, Mexico is rich in history, art, music, dance, art, craft and architecture. Visit Mexico City, its capital, where you will find El Zócalo, the main square, with the Cathedral, Templo Mayor Ruins and the National Palace. Explore Chapultepec Park with the Museum of Anthropology and Maximilian’s Castle (the History Museum), La Zona Rosa, El Palacio de Bellas Artes (the largest theatre in the country); and see the bullfights at La Plaza México (the world’s largest bullring).
Visit Garibaldi Square and listen to the Mariachis, have some tacos at “El Caminero” near to the Monumento a la Revolución, or try out your bargaining skills at craft markets like the Mercado Central de Aldama and the Mercado Artesanal de Balderas. La Basílica de Guadalupe (the most famous church in Mexico) is a must-see, so too, you’ll find, are Teotihuacán (the Aztec Pyramids), and the famous Jardines Flotantes de Xochimilco (the Aztec Floating Gardens). Mexico affords many opportunities for adventure and exploration, plus there are scores of interesting events for you to keep on your radar!
- Dia de los Reyes Magos – January 6
- Dia de la Candelaria – February 2
- Carnaval – late February-early March
- Cuernavaca Flower Fair – April 3 – 7
- Semana Santa – Easter weekend
- Guelaguetza Dance Festival – mid-July
- Dia de los Muertos – November 1 and 2
- Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe – December 12
- Posadas de Navidad – nine days of Christmas leading right into January 6