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Mexico City Vacation Travel Video Guide

Written by Ariel



Travel video about destination Mexico City in Mexico.
Mexico City is a vivid metropolis and cosmopolitan city situated on a plateau in the central highlands at an altitude of 2, 286 metres, where the food is spicy and the Tequila flows freely! The city’s fascinating history is reflected in both its art and architecture with age old charm, Indian roots and elegant buildings.

Until the Spanish conquest, the Templo Mayor was the setting of coronations and human sacrifice. The remains of the walls within which thousands of priests once lived are only a few steps from the buildings of the country’s former Spanish conquerors.

Construction of the country’s largest cathedral, the Catedral Metropolitana, took 250 years. The lower section is quite plain but the upper section is of Baroque and Neo-Classical design. Spanish administrative buildings and private houses in the heart of the city have replaced the temples of ancient Mexico and has resulted in a synthesis of both old and new architectural styles.

An elevator ascends the Torre Latino America, an earthquake-proof tower that was built in 1958. A viewing platform provides a wonderful panoramic view that includes the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Juárez Monument.

Located 50 kilometres from Mexico City are the ancient remains of Teotihuacan that was once a centre of trade, art and ritual ceremonies. At its zenith in 500 A.D., it was as large as Rome and its Sun Pyramid is one of the greatest building achievements of ancient times. In 1988 ,Unesco attributed this complex as being ‘one of the most important cultural centres of mankind’.

The author Pablo Neruda once said: ‘No other land on Earth possesses such remarkable human profoundness than Mexico and its inhabitants’. For surprises, sights and history galore, Mexico has to be at the top of the list!

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Ariel

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42 Comments

  • THIS video is a very BAD representation of CD México, and pronunciation
    of the Places so BAD, video LOOKS too old, very BAD video !!!

  • I know this is 30 years old but even so this is very interesting and you can learn different things about this country.

  • I've seen Russian, British and U.S. documentaries done on Mexico city from the 1930's that were more accurate and better researched than this.

  • This video is retarded. They put a caption saying "Palacio Nacional" and pretend to be talking about the National Palace on the eastern side of the Zocalo when in fact they showed the 4 buildings directly across from the National Palace on the Western side of the Zocalo. The Buildings you see in the image are actually commercial buildings and hotels, they're called: Portal de Mercaderes. They also say the National Palace is the home of the president when in fact the Presidential residence is at Los Pinos in Chapultepec forest.

    The Templo mayor was never the set of "coronations" because the Aztec did not wear crowns nor practice the European tradition of coronation.

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  • Awesome video, but as some have said, should try and get the accent right, and its not 'Montezuma.' It's Moctezuma. With a C. Not an N. I don't know where people get the N from. 

  • I grew up in Mexico City as a child. Those eight years truly made the man I am today. Even now, my Mexican accent can be traced to 'el D.F.'. This video was an abomination. No one proofed it in any way and it is patently obvious that the narrator does not speak Spanish; but worse than that, on a presentation of a foreign land it would be nice if the 'presenter in chief' were able to have a pronunciation chart of all the names and words in the target language. This is Britain at its' worst. 

  • very dated, but gives a superficial but nice overview of the classical highlights of the city…the narration is, admittedly, horrific

  • This video was horrible. I get that the Aztec culture is important in Mexico City but the whole video just focused on that sector.  Mexico City is more than that, there are many nooks and crannies but what a horrible video this was! And not to mention the way he butchered all the words. 

  • THIS VIDEO IS OLD!!!!! SORRY………BUT CHECK THIS VIDEO OF MEXICO………..''''MEXICO CITY IMPRESIONANTE 2014''''''….IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! LOOKS LIKE EUROPE IS AMAZING…MAYBE BETTER……MAYBE……..

  • I was born and raised in Mexico City, and just learned from this video that Palacio Nacional replaced the great palace of "Montezuma" and is now the home of Mexico's President – hahaha!! Oh, and I love the music and the narrator's Spanish pronunciation. 

  • Well, well, maybe the video is old and the narrator's Spanish pronunciation is terrible, but I thing that is a good effort. I lived most of my life in Mexico City, and I have 5 years living in New York City. It seems that my destiny is to live in mega cities. By the way, both cities are super. The two mega cities of the American Continent. 

  • I find Mexico interesting because their culture is built on human sacrifice. Because of that, in America by the boarder, it's not hard for religious people to believe that there are cults that sacrifice humans and it takes it's form with a connection between Bohemian Grove and Aztec stuff, where George Bush sacrificed a baby to the owl god to become president.

  • Wtf this video its really old, taxis are not green any more,they are red ,you should update this.

  • What you point as "National Palace" is a merchants building and while describing it, you show street vendors. What kind of work is this?

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