Mexico city for the pyramids/ruins hunter



Description:

The Aztecs built one of the largest empires in Mexico City and their legacy is still visible in amazing architecture, stunning temples, museums and rock carvings. This guide will point you to the best places to see these relics, some of the most enduring symbols of this amazing civilisation and the best museums to contextualize it all.

Author: Federico


Taquería El Farolito

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Location:

Avenida de las Fuentes 28
Lomas de Tecamachalco
53950 Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico


Casa Merlos

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Location:

Victoriano Zepeda 80
Observatorio
11860 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5277 4360


Casa de las Sirenas

Location:

República de Guatemala No. 32
Colonia Centro
6010 Mexico City, Mexico


Izote

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Location:

Av. Presidente Masaryk 513
(at Socrates)
11530 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5280 1671


Day 1 - Mexico City


Begin the day with the single most amazing anthropology museum in Latin America (be sure to choose the sections you wish to see, as this place is huge). Follow it with a half day trip into the water canals at Xochimilco where you can get a glimpse at the Aztec floating gardens.


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Anthropology Museum (Museo de Antropologia)

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Location:

Paseo de la Reforma y Calzada Ghandi
Colonia Polanco Chapultepec
11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 5286 5195


2

Xochimilco

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Location:

Avenida México Xochimilco
(Xochimilco)
16500 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 5525 9380 (Información Turisticos)


3

El Cardenal

Location:

Calle de Palma 23
Colonia Centro
06010 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 55 5521881517


4

Gran Hotel Ciudad de México

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Location:

Av 16 De Septiembre N 82
Centro Histórico
06000 Mexico City, MX

Contact:

tel: +52 55 1083 7700


Day 2 - San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico City


Teotihuacan is without a doubt the top pyramid spot for anyone traveling to Mexico City. Today you will get a chance to explore one of the most fantastic ruins in the city, eat in an underground cave and follow this with a tour of some amazing, historical and culinary highlights of downtown Mexico City.End your day with a sumptuous meal at Girasoles where they cook meals as it was done in pre-hispanic times.


1

Teotihuacan Pyramids (Pirámides de Teotihuacan)

Location:

Carretera México Teotihuacan Km. 46
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan
03010 San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +55 52 50 0123 (Información Turística)


2

La Gruta

Location:

At the visitor exit of Teotihuacan Pyramids
Teotihuacan
Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 594 956 0127


3

Museo de Arte Popular

Location:

Revillagigedo #11 (enter through Independencia street)
Centro Histórico
06050 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: (55) 5510-2201
fax: +52 5 521 6679


4

Templo Mayor

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Location:

Seminario y Moneda
06060 Mexico City, Mexico


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Museo del Templo Mayor

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Location:

Seminario 8
Centro Histórico
06060 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 542 4943
fax: 55/5542-1717


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Los Girasoles

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Location:

Xicotencatl No. 1
Despacho 1
06000 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 52 555 510 0630


Day 3 - Mexico City


Begin the day with a Mexican tradition (for hundreds of years): walking through the Chapultepec Park, a massive forest set up by an Aztec emperor to serve as a vacationing spot for their royalty. Then step into the Mercado Sonora for a mind bending look at modern religious/pagan ritual which combine modern day catholicism with old local religious practices dating back centuries. Choose from a series of smaller venues where you can have a glimpse at the late pre-hispanic and colonial period.


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Bosque de Chapultepec

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Location:

Avenida Constituyentes
Avenida Reforma
11850 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 5 515 0535


2

Mercado Sonora

Location:

Fray Servando Teresa de Mier # 419
Col. Merced Balbuena, Delegación Venustiano Carranza, C.P. 15800 (Between San Nicolás, Canal and Viga)
06000 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 533 4700


3

Plaza de las Tres Culturas

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Location:

Eje Central esquina Eje Uno Norte
Tlatelolco
06995 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 33 4700 (Información Turisticos)


4

Casa de la Malinche

Location:

Higuera y Vallarta
Colonia Centro
06040 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: +52 55 5512 8977(Tourist Information)


5

Palacio de Cortés

Location:

Plaza Hidalgo 1
Coyoacán
04620 Mexico City, Mexico


6

Los Almendros

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Location:

Insurgentes Sur 1759
Colonia Guadalupe Inn
01020 Mexico City, Mexico

Contact:

tel: 5661 8755 / 5661 2658


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