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    Metropolitan Tabernacle

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jan 4, 2012

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    Metropolitan Tabernacle situated to the right of the main cathedral. It was built by Lorenzo Rodríguez during the height of the Baroque period between 1749 and 1760, to house the archives and vestments of the archbishop. It also functioned and continues to function as a place to receive Eucharist and register parishioners.
    The tabernacle has two main outside entrances; one to the south, facing the Zocalo and the other facing east toward Seminario Street. The southern facade is more richly decorated than the east facade. It has a theme of glorifying the Eucharist with images of the Apostles, Church Fathers, saints who founded religious orders, martyrs as well as scenes from the Bible.

    You can watch my 1 min 24 sec HD Video Mexico City Metropolitan Tabernacle out of my Youtube channel.

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    Cuauht¨¦moc statue

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jan 4, 2012

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    You can see the statue of Cuauht¨¦moc on Avenida Reforma. The inscription at the bottom of the statue translates as "In memory of Cuauht¨¦moc (spelled Quautemoc) and his warriors who battled heroically in defense of their country."
    The name Cu¨¡uhtem¨­c means "One That Has Descended Like an Eagle", commonly rendered in English as "Swooping Eagle". Cuauht¨¦moc went to call for reinforcements from the countryside to aid the falling Tenochtitl¨¢n, after eighty days of continuous urban warfare against the Spanish.

    You can watch my 2 min 41 sec HD Video Mexico City around part 4 out of my Youtube channel.

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    Roman goddess Diana fountain

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jan 4, 2012

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    You can see many fountains on Paseo de la Reforma, including a fountain with sculptures that commemorate the nationalization of Mexico's oil reserves and industry in 1938, and a fountain that includes a statue featuring the Roman goddess Diana originally named The Arrow Thrower of the North Star.
    The bronze statue is approximately three metres tall. It was cast in 1942. We have been told a lot of interesting stories by our guide about this nude statue. It was stolen several times. At one time the nude body was covered by a loincloth!

    You can watch my 5 min 18 sec HD Video Mexico City around part 5 out of my Youtube channel.

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    Hotels, eats and sites

    by juliogg Written Oct 10, 2011

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    Hotels : In Polanco : Intercontinental or Niko or Camino Real or Santa Isabel off Reforma. Restaurants : Many to choose in these Hotels. I like the "Pied de Cochon" from the one in PARIS. Open 24 Hrs. (High End, frequented by personalities") recomend the Onion Soup. If you can get downtown go to "El Danubio" Its an old style "Cantina" that has been there for ages. The crab prawns are fantastic. Go to the "Museo de Antropologia" its in Polanco off of Reforma. Go to the ZOCALO and the Catedral at the Zocalo. Go have a drink at the "Gran Hotel de Mexico in the Zocalo at the bar overlooking the square. You can also do this on the other corner at the Holiday in on the roof bar. Take the walking tour of the Presidential Palace at the Zocalo. Go to the Castillo de Chapultepec, built by Maximilian. Go to the Pyramids, etc,... could keep on going. These are just some ideas . Hope this helps.

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  • See the Modern Art of Latin America

    by Jetgirly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Just at the entrance to Bosque de Chapultepec lies the Museo de Arte Moderno. Unlike the Museo Rufino Tamayo directly across the street, the Museo de Arte Moderno focuses on the contemporary art of Mexico and Latin America, with very few works from outside the region. The building is very cool (check out the corn "chandelier"!) and the collections are definitely worth your time. When we visited there was an exhibit on realism that showcased some amazing Mexican paintings, as well as an exhibit exploring the challenges facing curators in deciding what works to display and how to display them. During our visit there was also a film exhibit featuring short animations by Latin American filmmakers. The museum is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds teeming with sculptures- head out the back doors and check out all the works behind the building! Admission is about thirty pesos ($3 US/CAD) and the musum is typically open from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. We got to the museum by taking a minibus down Reforma and getting off just as we entered the park.

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    Palacio de Iturbide

    by jumanuel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The bulding was constucted during XVIII century, being one of the best examples of the Mexican Barroco style, nowadays it belongs to Banamex (Banco Nacional de Mexico) where some temporal expositions are available.
    The bulding is beautiful!

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    Step 6: Ask the hotel to recommend a restaurant

    by Quero Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will be spoiled for choice. Narrow your options down by deciding on the type of food you'd like (gourmet French? hearty Italian? firey Mexican?), the feel of the place (tablescloths and candles or tall bottles of beer on a wooden table?) the area you'd like to be in after the meal (up for clubbing or want to stay near the hotel?)

    I'd go for a cultural experience--get a restaurant that features local specialties and has live music. There is even a restaurant where in the summertime you can see a bullfight with torreros-in-training! (But since I was there in March, I was spared this spectacle.)

    It might seem corny to dine to the rhythms of of a mariachi band, but, hey, you're a tourist and it shows anyway, so why pretend?

    The oven at Arroyo

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  • HoHo Buses

    by euskaldun Written Sep 21, 2010

    If you only have 24 h, you could take one of the hop on - hop off tourist buses. They will show you around the most interesting (safe) areas for tourists and you can decide where you spend your time. In my opinion, the two unmissable sights in Mexico City are the Zocalo Square and the Archaeology Museum, which are sadly, far away from each other, but could be done in one day.

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    Folkloric Ballet

    by DocDeane Written Apr 17, 2010

    Medley of mexican music and dancing , native to many different regions of Mexico and occasions such as festivals, weddings, religious holidays and historical events ( day of the dead, celebration of independence , etc)

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    Footbal

    by cachaseiro Updated Nov 30, 2009

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    Go and see a football game if you get the chance in Mexico City.
    The Azteca stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the world and hosted the world cup final in 1986 and the team "clube America" plays their home games there aswell as the national team of Mexico.

    Estadio Azteca. Azteca stadium seen from the outside.
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    Get Lost

    by romanista2000 Updated Aug 17, 2009

    One of the best way to have a quick overview of this huge city is to ride a hop-on hop-off bus. The price is very affordable and the are found everywhere in downtown. The stops aver very frequent and once you see a worth a visit place than it is time to get off, if you wish to do so, for a better look or event to snap more photos. One ticket allows you for the whole day, than make profit of it as it runs all the very important places in Mexico city.

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    Bellas Artes

    by patricia1.nunez Updated Apr 16, 2009

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    What a great example of how spectacular Mexico City looked back in the 1900´s, that the reason was called City of Palaces..Currently an art venue, mostly concerts,, can be named also a museum due to its permanent exposition of the greatest muralists in Mexico:Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros, Tamayo, González Camarena, Montenegro y Rodríguez Lozanohe. The art deco structure was started on 1904 but finished on 1934 due to many causes,Mexican revolution among others.

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    palacio postal

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Your trip to the post office will be so plain after being at this palace...from the very entrance you can see architecture is so elaborated ,elevators are painted in Gold, not really sure what style are they buy they look between classical and art deco..At main floor you can see the functionality of the post as it has all service receiving windows and you can even buy collectors seals and stamps...on the first floor besides some offices there is postal memorabilia as old mail boxes, seals and other postal instrumentals... at 3erd floor you´ll find the maritimal museum, you´ll see boats replicas,navy uniforms, pictures,weapons even a telescopy where you can see the roof of the Torre Latinoamericana..Talking to the guard he told me not a lot of tourists not even locals knows about this place and honestly was one of the more beautiful I saw during my visit

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    Kiosko Morisco

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 14, 2009

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    This Kiosko was built at the end of XIX siecle and was originally constructed to be representing Mexico at the international fair in Sain louis Missouri,,kind of the same story on Eiffel´s tower... well this Kiosko has nothing to do with the rest of the kioskos as this one stands for a more arabic glamorous style, Iguess during those days Mexico wanted to be at the top´s of architecture competing with Europe, so they say why not to have something different, anyways this is really nice, I saw a bunch of seniors gathering for mid-day chat and some teenagers practicing lessons for a Quinceañera dancing ... others running and taking the dog for a walk..very nice

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    Medieval and classic art from Europe and Mexico

    by patricia1.nunez Updated Apr 14, 2009

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    Museo de San Carlos:History says this palace was a gift from Maria de Pinillos to her son autonamed Conde de Buenavista..Certanly was a big place to live, but know has been converted into a museum , very different from the rest in Mex city, as it houses mostly spanish art, medieval art and some after-conquist paintings, painted by the first criollos(spaniards born in Mexico). some art was brought from Europe as well some other was donated by private collectors, Paintings are a tour thru decades from medieval art to impresionism...also behind the premises there is a little garden with benches surround by art deco medium class houses within Col. Tabacalera..if you can walk around this area will be nice and quite.. enjoy it

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