Mexico City is the most ancient capital on the American continent and has become the most important tourism destination in Mexico. The city has 670 years of rich cultural live history, represented by 100 museums, 10 archeological sites and a great variety of cultural centres.
Mexico City was founded on the beds of several lakes, where today 20 million inhabitants live. Some call it the D.F., the abbreviation for the Federal District.
The rich diversity of activities and cultural opportunities available in the city are reflected in its bounteous urban buildings, which range from the majesty of vice royal constructions to modern resorts. Mexico City provides plenty of opportunities to participate in traditional celebrations, contemporary art, concerts, shows, sports, and a wide variety of other events throughout the year. City museums offer unique exhibits worth visiting, while children enjoy its recreational activities.
In spite of the city's size, many attractive areas can be toured on foot, affording pleasant and rewarding moments: colourful markets emerge from the gray urban backdrop, and ethereal monuments and stately mansions loom above street corners. Be prepared for a city that has brought together native Indian traditions and European nostalgia, garnished with highly spiced local dishes, mariachis, and a pulsating tropical beat (the average annual climate is 15°C, with a high of 31°C, and low of 6°C).
Since its foundation in 1325, Mexico City confirms an important concentration of services in the city, with sectors of the population coming originally from all regions of the country. Today, it gathers a sizeable population of foreigners, both residents and tourists, who make Mexico City the cosmopolitan metropolis that it is.
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