We are in Mexico City, or as they say in Spanish “Ciudad de Mexico” which is abbreviated as CDMX.
After our arrival to Mexico City I felt a bit overwhelmed. The city is huge and spread out; I had a list of many “must sees,” but we were both exhausted and wore out after seven weeks of traveling in Mexico!
We decided to take it slowly and bought a 2-day pass on a hop-on-hop-off style tourist bus called the Turibus, with 4 different routes.
We saw many highlights of Mexico City and learned a few things too. First, the city has some gorgeous fountains and buildings!
The following photos were all taken while riding the Turibus.
The city has suffered many earthquakes.
The Paseo de la Reforma is a broad, monument-studded avenue and is said to be the first example of a Parisian boulevard in the New World. It was commissioned by Emperor Maximilian to link the city center with Chapultepec Castle.
Many monuments to people and events in Mexico’s history are situated on the Reforma.
The 9-mile long Paseo de la Reforma is home to many of Mexico’s tallest buildings.
Mexico City has a mix of amazing architecture both old and new.
Mexico City sits in a huge valley at an altitude of 7,350 feet.
The population of Mexico City proper is 9,209,944, but the population of Greater Mexico City is 21,782,378 making it the 5th most populated urban area in the world according to Worldatlas.com.
The worlds 10 most populous cities are Tokyo, Japan; Delhi, India; Shanghai, China; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Cairo, Egypt; Bejing, China; Mumbai, India; and Osaka, Japan.Worldatlas.com
We were told there is only one other city in the world that has more museums than Mexico City. That would be London, England.
We’re warming up to the city. We’ve visited the Zócalo and Cathedral, watched a parade and been to a few other special places. Meet You in the Morning from someplace in Mexico City, Mexico.