Mexico: City Breaks
A land of contrasts straddling temperate and tropical zones
A city break in Mexico can be quite an interesting experience if you are willing to put up with an excess of crowds and pollution. Mexico City, the capital and economic, political and financial center of the country is the most sought after city break destination, in spite of all its drawbacks. Exploring the rich cultural history of Mexico that is evident in the monuments, museums and palaces is the most common activity whilst you are on a city break in Mexico.
A good place to start is the Zócalo plaza, located in the Centro Histórico. There is never a dull moment in the world's second largest square that is filled with centuries-old architecture created with stones from Aztec temples. The excavated site of Templo Mayor used to be the centre of worship in the original Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán. Today, it houses a museum with over 3,000 pieces unearthed during the dig and others around the country. The Palacio Nacional houses the Mexican president's offices and boasts of impressive murals depicting the history of Mexico. If history is not your cup of tea, check out the vibrant nightlife the city has to offer. Food is another important Mexican love, and the district of Zona Rosa in Mexico City is acclaimed for its zany restaurants and colorful nightlife.