Weekend breaks to Mexico City
If you are considering a weekend break to Mexico, the first places you should visit is the historic centre of the city and the “floating gardens” of Xochimilco. After that, take yourself over to the Plaza de la Constitucion, also known as the Zocalo. If you love historic palaces and want to see some on your weekend trip, it is good to go see the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace. The street that connects many of these sites is the Paseo de la Reforma. Its most well known statue is the Angel of Independence. Also in this area are the Fine Arts Palace, the Castle of Chapultepec, Plaza of Three Cultures, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe—a pinnacle of Mexican cultural identity. If you love art, you must hunt around on your weekend break for the murals of Diego Riviera and see some of his and Frida Kahlo’s homes, art galleries and studios most of which are located in Coyacan.
Weekend Trips to Mexico City
Mexico City is one of the largest in the world and attracts many people seeking to take weekend breaks and weekend trips to see some of its most famous sites. Finding accommodation is easy but if you really want to experience the city it might be time to upgrade your hotel experience. Looking into staying with a local on your weekend break means you will have a better idea of what the day-to-day life of locals is. You can see all the above major sites but also find a cafe around the corner with your favourite breakfast. Getting around efficiently and seeing the city are all made easier with the advice of a local, and to boot, staying with a local is generally cheaper for weekend trips. Their rates are lower than hostels and you won’t be crowded into a room with strangers. So for your next weekend break, check out Wimdu’s listings of private apartments and see Mexico City from a local’s eyes.
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