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Must-See Landmarks around Mexico City

Angle of Independence
Angle of Independence. Credit: Pixabay/Candelario Gomez Lopez

Mexico City is vibrant, colourful and a beautiful destination for tourists to explore. Whether you love shopping, the food or even the history, this place has it all! If you're planning a first-time visit to Mexico City, we recommend checking out the city’s well-known landmarks that display the culture, history & uniqueness of the area. Try out guided tours, or head over just to explore & wander around. It’s well worth it!

Angel of Independence

Perhaps the most iconic landmark signifying the history of Mexico City is 'Angel of Independence', a 7-ton bronze statue covered in 24-carat gold representing Nike, the Goddess of victory. This landmark is located in Paseo de la Reforma and was inaugurated in 1910 to celebrate Mexico's 100 years of Independence from Spain. Don't miss this!

National Palace

The National Palace is among the historic Government buildings that are well known throughout Mexico City, not just for its function but also because of the intricate artwork created by famous artist Diego Rivera. Fun fact: It is the official residence and office of the President of Mexico. Cool, isn't it?

Metropolitan Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral
Metropolitan Cathedral
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The gigantic structure dominating the Zocalo neighbourhood in Mexico City is the Metropolitan Cathedral. This structure was built by the Spanish using stones from the Aztec temple, which you can see arranged at the top. The Gothic and Spanish design inspiration also symbolizes the history and the centuries it took to build this monument.

Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle is a good place to check out if you are planning a day out with the family. Throughout the 18th century until today, this landmark has served as a summer home to the Royal Family, a military fortress and even a museum. The best part is, that you get to see & explore the scenic Chapultepec Forest that is nearby.


Teotihuacan pyramid
Teotihuacan pyramid. Credit: Unsplash/Stefan Meier

If you're an avid history enthusiast, then you cannot visit Mexico City without making a trip to Teotihuacan. It is one of the most well-known historic landmarks because of the mystery it holds, including depicting life centuries ago, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. This site is truly an enigma.

The Blue House

You can't leave Mexico City without visiting Blue House. This historic home and museum houses belongings by Frida Kahlo; the iconic painter and artist who was born, grew up and died in the same home. This home is not just locally known, but hundreds of International tourists also plan a visit here every year.

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