Located in the country’s central region, the enormous capital of the Mexican Republic contains numerous attractions, from interesting museums and beautiful colonial buildings, to archeological sites, parks filled with trees and excellent gastronomy. Its Historic Center, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, combines the colonial and pre-Hispanic past with a modern face and an intense commercial life.
Along the elegant Paseo de la Reforma is where the city’s most important monuments are found, just as the entrance to the Bosque de Chapultepec park is home to the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Anthropology Museum), as well as the country’s most remarkable castle (Castillo de Chapultepec). Within this immense city there are cosmopolitan areas that have the best shops, restaurants and bars to offer; while in the south you will find the old neighborhoods of Coyoacán, San Ángel and Xochimilco, as well as the unique Ciudad Universitaria.
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Mexico City has more than 8,700,000 inhabitants (urban core area only). Part of the city was constructed on top of what used to be a huge lake, the reason why several buildings in the Center are sinking. The Capital was founded at 7349 feet above sea level in what was once Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Mexica people (also known as the Aztecs). According to tradition, they found this place by following signs from their God Huitzilopochtli: an eagle perched upon a nopal cactus, devouring a snake.