Modernism was characterized by magnificent skyscrapers that sprung up in neighborhoods such as Polanco, one of the most exclusive and famous neighborhoods of Mexico City.
This zone is a large residential area west from downtown - across from Chapultepec Park - and distinguished by its cultural diversity, because in this zone live foreign comunities mainly from Europe and Middle East.
Mexican culture in all its manifestations can be admired at the quality museums that can be found in Polanco, Also, this neighborhood offers the visitor entertainment possibilities during the day and at night.
In addition, its sophisticated way of life is carachterizated by the amount of trendy restaurants, nightspots, shopping malls, designer shops, art galleries, chic boutiques and the first class hotels that gives to this zone a cosmopolitan character.
very important pilgrimage site.
two basilicas,one closed to the public,because pisa tower is nothing compared to here...
the new modern one hands a holy sudarin,reason of a lot of pilgrimages...
see also travelogue!!!!
PACKING LIST for TRAVELERS to MEXICO CITY
An important aspect of good travel planning is deciding what items to take with you on your vacation.
What you take will, of course, depend on such factors as the climate of your destination, the types of activities you propose to engage in while there and the duration of your trip.
Sometimes short trips are the hardest to pack for because you have to bring almost as much for a two-day trip as for one that lasts seven days.
The general rule to keep in mind is to bring all of the basic or essential items you might need but resisting the temptation to pack non-essential items. In other words, do not over-pack!
The following list is just a suggested packing list for travel to Mexico City and should be used only as a general guide to help you in planning a trip.
You may find that certain items listed below may not be relevant to you or your planned activities.
Museum Diego Rivera "Anahuacalli"
This is not a museum about Diego Rivera, is more the personal collection of Diego Rivera, his dream museum, the one he planed and help design. It's interesting that this museum was build with and following the Aztec arquitecture style and techniques in a modern world.
This museum is a must visit for those lovers of mexican history and arqueology, and a complement for those visiting the Arqueological museum and looking for more.
On it you will find themore vast personal prehispanic collection of Diego Rivera, wich is very rich and interesting in many ways. The building of this museum had just started when Diego die and he never saw it finish, but the arquitectural concept and decoration was his vision, it also include in it a studio where you can see some of his sketchs, the sketch of the most famous of his murals,etc.
The most amazing thing is that his personal collection include 59 thousand pieces of prehispanic art, that he want to donate to Mexico after his dead, as a way to give back to the México what it belonged to the mexican people, but with one condition, this pieces can never leave mexican land, unlike many other mexican pieces that are exposed in museums all around the world, this pieces will never leave this place, so it make it more a MUST visit.
Entrance is only $45 pesos is the same entrance ticket for both Museum Frida Kahlo and Museo Diego Rivera, if you don't have time to visit both same day, don't worry, it's still valid to visit 1 time in 30 days. visit are guided, that make the visit even better, it's a shame many people don't know or visit this museum.
*Call or visit website for time of guided visits.
Beware BEER prices!!!
We do NOT recommend this place! We were ushered in from the square, once in we ordered two coronas - usually worth no more than one dollar fifty - and were charged THIRTY TWO US dollars!! Staff were heavy handed and acted like thugs when we protested. STAY AWAY!!! Casual