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Mexico City guide
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and one of the world’s metropolises. The city is a separate state (Distrito Federal) and has 8.9 million inhabitants (2010). If it is estimated suburbs, its population rises to almost 20 million inhabitants.
The city is located in the broad Valley of Mexico – 2250 meters – and is surrounded by mountain peaks. One of them is Popocateptl volcano measuring 5,452 m Mexico City has a relatively mild climate all year round, but are major differences with respect. day / night temperatures.
The capital is Mexico’s economic, cultural and political center, and is also an important transport hub. Furthermore, the city center for the country’s banking and financial system. University Mexico was founded in 1551.Mexico City has numerous museums – including several historical museums, the National Museum, Museum of Modern Art and the Franz Meyer Museum (antiques).
In addition, the city attractions such as the planetarium, aquarium, zoo and amusement park.
The historic center of Mexico City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are a number of churches and palaces, and the Zócalo square, one can eg see Latin America’s largest church – the baroque cathedral with two towers – which was built in the period 1560-1815.
Other buildings of interest in the historic center, City Hall from 1724 and the National Palace from 1699.
Mexico City International Airport is located 11 miles northeast of downtown.