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Flying over Mexico City in a landing approach, you will be overwhelmed by the sea of houses and sheer amount of area over which this Central American metropolis extends. An estimated 20 million people live in the Mexican capital. Mexico City is located at an elevation of 2500 m above sea level. For this reason, the air is relatively thin. Mexico, as Mexico City is called for short, is bordered on both sides by volcanoes: Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.

One of the main sights is the Plaza de la Constitución. It is the oldest square in the city and is better known as Zócalo. In 1692, the National Palace was built on the ruins of the palace of Montezuma, the last Aztec ruler. The Plaza de las Tres Cultures unites the three cultures that have had the greatest influence on Mexico's history: Aztec ruins, a baroque colonial church from the 17th century and several modern buildings document the diversity of Mexican architecture. In a castle in Chapultepec Park are the National Museum of History and the National Museum of Anthropology. The floating gardens of Xochimilco are also worth a visit. Shopping fans will rave about the fine shopping on Paseo de la Reforma. Because of its central location, Mexico City is an important transportation hub; visitors can travel to any part of the country from here by bus.

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From the airport to Mexiko City

Name: Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX)
Location: 13 km east of Mexico city centre

All information is subject to change.

 

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