One of the world’s ten most populated cities, Mexico City is like any city of this size: huge, and vastly varied. Food establishments range from hole-in-the-wall to four-star refinement, and from French to Japanese to contemporary American. Don’t worry – there’s still some darn good tacos. There are, of course, a number of things that make Mexico City distinctly Mexican, too. In the same day, you can explore the ruins of the Indian city of Tlatelolco and then catch a modern ballet performance downtown, and the parties and parades that take place on the Day of the Dead and Independence Day are like none you’ve seen before. The Catholic Church is an as essential part of historical and modern Mexican life, as exhibited in massive elaborate cathedrals (such as the Baroque Metropolitan Cathedral) and dozens of unique chapels around town. Mexico City also has quite the vibrant art scene, exhibited in the museums and performance spaces open and opening up around town – and in its flourishing street art. There are plenty of examples of more classic regional art here, too. The Mexican national treasures of Diego Rivera, Luis Barragan, Frida Kahlo, and many more are carefully preserved and displayed in various museums and government buildings.