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When you stay in one any of IHG’s 19 Mexico City hotels, you’ll have a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant region of the world, which expertly merges the old and the new. Nestled 2400 metres above sea level in a shallow mountain basin, Mexico City is a lively metropolis that is home to more than 20 million people. As the capital of the country and one of the largest cities in the world, you’ll never be short on things to do, sites to see, and foods to taste.
At the heart of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, the Zócalo is a good starting point for sightseeing and the site of many civic events and cultural celebrations. One of the largest open squares in the world, it stretches across a whole city block and is bordered by majestic colonial buildings and pre-Hispanic ruins such as the Templo Mayor.
Culture abounds in Mexico City, with several world class museums to choose from. The incredible Museo Nacional de Antropologia is a must visit, with regular performances of the spectacular Totonac voladores rite, which features indigenous performers flying from a 20 metre high pole. The Museo Frida Kahlo offers insight into the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist, and the splendid white marble arches of the Palacio de Bellas Artes will take your breath away. The shanty towns that lie on the fringes of the city conceal a number of treasures including the pyramids of Santa Cecilia, Cuicuilco and Tenayauca as well as the canal network of Xochimilco.
Emanating out from the Zócalo, the streets are lined with a combination of corporate buildings, commercial outlets, street vendors and entertainers. Shopaholics are well catered for in Mexico City, with the retail offering covering everything from designer boutiques and perfumeries through to shopping malls, antique shops, art galleries and even alternative stores dedicated to fairy folklore and spirituality. Opportunities to eat and drink well are also plentiful, with trendy rooftop bars, super chic restaurants and traditional eateries serving delicacies such as pumpkin flower soup, Oaxaca style enchiladas and even escamole (ant larvae!). Street food vendors offer equally tempting treats; pick up a Mexican Pambazo sandwich or sample some sweet Camote and you’ll soon get a taste for the city.
However you decide to enjoy the hustle and bustle during your stay, you can secure a great deal on our quality hotels in Mexico City when you choose IHG. Enjoy our convenient locations and friendly welcome, and book your break with IHG today.
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