33 Sights in Mexico City, Mexico (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Mexico City, Mexico. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 33 sights are available in Mexico City, Mexico.

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1. Estela de Luz

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The Estela de Luz is a monument in Mexico City built in 2011 to commemorate the bicentenary of Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. Its design was the winning entry in an invited competition to seek the best combination of Mexico's past and future; the design uses quartz and electric lighting to achieve this effect. The Estela de Luz is mainly used for cultural events. Below it, the Centro de Cultura Digital cultural complex was built.

Wikipedia: Estela de Luz (EN)

2. Monumento a los Niños Héroes

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The Monumento a los Niños Héroes, officially Altar a la Patria, is a monument installed in the park of Chapultepec in Mexico City, Mexico. It commemorates the Niños Héroes, six mostly teenage military cadets who were killed defending Mexico City from the United States during the Battle of Chapultepec, one of the last major battles of the Mexican–American War, on 13 September 1847.

Wikipedia: Monumento a los Niños Héroes (EN)

3. Templo Mayor

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The Templo Mayor was the main temple of the Mexica people in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called Huēyi Teōcalli [we:ˈi teoːˈkali] in the Nahuatl language. It was dedicated simultaneously to Huitzilopochtli, god of war, and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a shrine at the top of the pyramid with separate staircases. The central spire was devoted to Quetzalcoatl in his form as the wind god, Ehecatl. The Great Temple devoted to Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc, measuring approximately 100 by 80 m at its base, dominated the Sacred Precinct. Construction of the first temple began sometime after 1325, and it was rebuilt six times. The temple was destroyed by the Spanish in 1521, and the Mexico City cathedral was built in its place.

Wikipedia: Templo Mayor (EN)

4. Palacio de Bellas Artes

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The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature in Mexico and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography. Consequently, the Palacio de Bellas Artes has been called the "Cathedral of Art in Mexico". The building is located on the western side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Bellas Artes (EN)

5. Iglesia de San Francisco

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The Convent of San Francisco is located at the western end of Madero Street in the historic center of Mexico City, near the Torre Latinoamericana and is all that remains of the church and monastery complex. This complex was the headquarters of the first twelve Franciscan friars headed by Martín de Valencia who came to Mexico after receiving the first authorization from the Pope to evangelize in New Spain. In the early colonial period, this was one of the largest and most influential monasteries in Mexico City. It was built on the site of where Moctezuma II’s zoo once was. At its peak, the church and monastery covered the blocks now bordered by Bolivar, Madero, Eje Central and Venustiano Carranza Streets, for a total area of 32,224 square metres.

Wikipedia: Church of San Francisco, Madero Street, Mexico City (EN)

6. Palacio Postal

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The Palacio de Correos de México, also known as the "Correo Mayor" is located in the historic center of Mexico City, on the Eje Central near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. It was built in 1907, when the Post Office became a separate government entity. Its design and construction was the most modern at the time, including a very eclectic style which mixed several different traditions, mainly Neo-Plateresque, into a very complex design. In the 1950s, the building was modified in a way that caused stress and damage, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, it was heavily damaged. In the 1990s, restoration work has brought the building back to original construction and appearance.

Wikipedia: Palacio de Correos de México (EN)

7. Antigua Academia de San Carlos

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The Academy of San Carlos is located at 22 Academia Street in just northeast of the main plaza of Mexico City. It was the first major art academy and the first art museum in the Americas. It was founded in 1781 as the School of Engraving and moved to the Academia Street location about 10 years later. It emphasized classical European training until the early 20th century, when it shifted to a more modern perspective. At this time, it also integrated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico, eventually becoming the Faculty of Arts and Design, which is based in Xochimilco. Currently, only graduate courses of the modern school are given in the original academy building.

Wikipedia: Academy of San Carlos (EN)

8. Nuestra Señora del Pilar

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La Enseñanza Church (1772-1778) is located on 104 Donceles Street in the historic center of Mexico City. The Mexican Churrigueresque style of this church, especially that of its altarpieces, is upheld as the pinnacle of the Baroque period in Mexico, as this style soon gave way to the Neoclassic shortly after this church was built. The church’s official name is Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The former convent was called El Convento de la Enseñanza La Antigua, from which is derived the church’s popular name. After the Reform War, the convent was disbanded. The complex has had various uses, but the church has been returned to its sacred function.

Wikipedia: La Enseñanza Church (EN)

9. Iglesia de Jesús Nazareno

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The Church of Jesus Nazareno is a Catholic temple located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, in the Cuauhtémoc mayor's office and was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with modifications in the nineteenth century. It is attached to the hospital of the same name and is characterized by housing the apocalypse mural of José Clemente Orozco, the remains of Hernán Cortés and the cover of the first Cathedral of Mexico which dates from the late sixteenth century and is one of the few constructive elements of that century that are preserved in the historic center of the city. The temple was declared a historical monument on August 29, 1932.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Jesús Nazareno (Ciudad de México) (ES)

10. Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico. It is situated on top of the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo) in the historic center of Mexico City. The cathedral was built in sections from 1573 to 1813 around the original church that was constructed soon after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan, eventually replacing it entirely. Spanish architect Claudio de Arciniega planned the construction, drawing inspiration from Gothic cathedrals in Spain.

Wikipedia: Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral (EN)

11. Teatro Blanquita

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The Teatro Blanquita, also called El Blanquita, is a theater in Mexico City inaugurated on August 27, 1960 and located at number 16 of the Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas at the height of the Historic Center of Mexico City. It was inaugurated at the initiative of the writer and theatrical entrepreneur Margo Su and her husband Félix Cervantes. On its stage, popular plays and concerts were presented. In 2010 it was one of the five most visited in the Mexican capital. Blanca Eva Cervantes was a first cousin of Félix Cervantes.

Wikipedia: Teatro Blanquita (ES)

12. Palacio de Iturbide

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The Palace of Iturbide is a large palatial residence located in the historic center of Mexico City at Madero Street #17. It was built by the Count of San Mateo Valparaíso as a wedding gift for his daughter. It gained the name “Palace of Iturbide” because Agustín de Iturbide lived there and accepted the crown of the First Mexican Empire at the palace after independence from Spain. Today, the restored building houses the Fomento Cultural Banamex; it has been renamed the Palacio de Cultura Banamex.

Wikipedia: Palace of Iturbide (EN)

13. MODO - Museo del Objeto del Objeto

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The Museo del Objeto, or MODO, is a museum in Mexico City and the first museum in Mexico dedicated to design and communications. It was opened in 2010 based on a collection of commercial packaging, advertising, graphic arts, common devices and many other objects dating back to 1810 collected by Bruno Newman over more than 40 years. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of its collection of more than 30,000 items from two centuries and to the research in the history of design and communications.

Wikipedia: Museo del Objeto del Objeto (EN)

14. Museo Panteón de San Fernando

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The San Fernando Pantheon is one of the oldest cemeteries in Mexico City that is preserved to this day. It is one of the most representative examples of 19th century funerary architecture and art in Mexico, and it functioned between 1832 and 1872. It is the final destination of the remains of several of the outstanding figures of 19th century Mexican history, and the most prominent are the remains of Presidents Benito Juárez, Miguel Miramón and General Ignacio Zaragoza, among many others.

Wikipedia: Panteón de San Fernando (EN)

15. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe El Buen Tono

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The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, known as the Church of the Good Tono, is a temple located in the neighborhood of San Juan of the Historic Center of Mexico City in the Cuauhtémoc City Hall. It was built in the early twentieth century. Its patronal feast is celebrated on December 12. It is characterized by being the only temple in the country that is referred to by the name of a manufacturing establishment, as well as by its eclectic style of French inspiration.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Ciudad de México) (ES)

16. Basílica de San José y Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Corazón

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St. Joseph's Cathedral and Lady of Our Holy Heart, a Catholic church, is located in the San Juan district of Mexico City's historic center, in the office of the mayor of Cuauht é moc. It was built in the late eighteenth century and rebuilt in the mid-nineteenth century. Their patron saint celebration took place on March 19. It is one of the few colonial buildings near San Juan and has the title of chapel. Declared a historic monument on February 9, 1931,

Wikipedia: Basílica de San José y Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Corazón (ES)

17. Casa Lamm

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The Casa Lamm Cultural Center is the best known landmark in Colonia Roma. It was a house built in the early 20th century when Colonia Roma was a new neighborhood for the wealthy leaving the historic center of Mexico City. In the 1990s, the house was restored to open as a cultural center in 1994, with the aim of making the area a center for the visual arts. Today, it hosts numerous exhibits as well as offering classes, even degrees, in art and literature.

Wikipedia: Casa Lamm (EN)

18. Iglesia de la Profesa

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The Church of San Felipe Neri, commonly known as "La Profesa", is a Roman Catholic parish church that was established by the Society of Jesus late in the 16th century as the church of a community of professed Jesuits. The church is considered to be an important transitional work between the more sober or moderate Baroque style of the 17th century and the extremely decorated manifestations of the Baroque of the 18th century in Mexico.

Wikipedia: Church of San Felipe Neri "La Profesa" (EN)

19. Templo de Corpus Christi

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The Corpus Christi Church is a former church on Avenida Juárez in the Historic center of Mexico City. It is the only remaining part of the Convent of Corpus Christi, founded in 1724 for Indian women and which was closed as part of the Reform Laws. The architect of the baroque structure was Pedro de Arrieta who also designed the Palace of the Inquisition and the Church of San Felipe Neri "La Profesa".

Wikipedia: Corpus Christi Church, Mexico City (EN)

20. Biblioteca de México José Vasconcelos

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The Citadel is a building in Mexico City was built between 1793 and 1807 by the Spanish architect José Antonio González Velázquez in order to house the Royal Cigar and Cigar Factory of Mexico. Currently in the building is the Library of Mexico "José Vasconcelos" and the Image Center and the headquarters of the General Directorate of Libraries of the Ministry of Culture of the country.

Wikipedia: La Ciudadela (ciudad de México) (ES)

21. El Caballito

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The equestrian statue of Charles IV of Spain is a bronze sculpture cast by Manuel Tolsá built between 1796 and 1803 in Mexico City, Mexico in honour of King Charles IV of Spain, then the last ruler of the New Spain. This statue has been displayed in different points of the city and is considered one of the finest achievements of Mr. Tolsá. It now resides in Plaza Manuel Tolsá.

Wikipedia: Equestrian statue of Charles IV of Spain (EN)

22. Fuente de Cibeles

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The Fountain of Cybele in Mexico City is a bronze replica of the fountain located in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid that was built during the reign of Charles III by architect Ventura Rodríguez between 1777 and 1792. The Mexican version is located at a traffic circle in Plaza Villa de Madrid, where Oaxaca, Durango, Medellín and El Oro streets converge in Colonia Roma.

Wikipedia: Fuente de Cibeles (Mexico City) (EN)

23. Casa de Carranza

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The Casa Carranza Museum is located in Colonia Cuauhtémoc in Mexico City, Mexico. The museum is named after President Venustiano Carranza who lived in it for the last six months of his life and tells the story of the Mexican Revolution focusing on the part related to Carranza, the causes of his confrontation with Álvaro Obregón and the betrayal of Victoriano Huerta.

Wikipedia: Museo Casa Carranza (ES)

24. Insurgentes

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Glorieta de Insurgentes is a large roundabout formed at the intersection of Avenida Chapultepec and Avenida de los Insurgentes, in Mexico City. In it flow both Oaxaca Avenue and the streets of Jalapa and Génova, which give access to Colonia Roma Norte for the first and the Zona Rosa of the Colonia Juarez for the latter.

Wikipedia: Glorieta de los Insurgentes (EN)

25. Templo de San Fernando

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The Temple of San Fernando is a Catholic temple located in the Guerrero neighborhood, next to the pantheon of the same name. He was part of the Apostolic College of Propaganda Fide of the Order of the Franciscans, where missionaries who participated in the evangelization of New Spain were formed.

Wikipedia: Templo de San Fernando (México) (ES)

26. Ché Guevara y Fidel Castro

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Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, writer, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.

Wikipedia: Che Guevara (EN)

27. Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

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The Memory and Tolerance Museum is a museum in Mexico City. It opened its doors on October 18, 2010 and seeks to spread respect for diversity and tolerance based on historical memory through the use of genocide exhibitions and multimedia presentations of values in favor of tolerance.

Wikipedia: Museo Memoria y Tolerancia (México) (ES)

28. Santa Vera Cruz

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The Santa Veracruz Monastery in the historic center of Mexico City is one of the oldest religious establishments in Mexico City and was the third most important church in the area in the 16th century. It was established by a religious brotherhood founded by Hernán Cortés.

Wikipedia: Santa Veracruz Monastery, Mexico City (EN)

29. Archivo de la Fotografía

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The Museo Archivo de la Fotografía is a museum in the Historic center of Mexico City located in "La Casa de las Ajaracas", built at the end of the 16th century, at Guatemala street #34. The museum is dedicated to the conservation, research and distribution of photography.

Wikipedia: Museo Archivo de la Fotografía (EN)

30. Teatro Fru-fru

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The Teatro Fru is a theater in Mexico City. It was inaugurated on January 1, 1899 under the name Teatro Renacimiento. In 1973 it was re-inaugurated with its current name. It is located at number 24 in the Donceles Street, in the Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México

Wikipedia: Teatro Fru Fru (EN)

31. Teatro Metropólitan

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The Teatro Metropólitan is one of Mexico's best-known movie theaters. Before being the Teatro Metropólitan it was known as the Cine Metropólitan, and was built as a movie palace. The architect was Pedro Gorozpe E. with interior decorations by Aurelio G. Mendoza.

Wikipedia: Teatro Metropólitan (EN)

32. Museo Universitario del Chopo UNAM

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The Museo Universitario del Chopo is located at Doctor Enrique González Martínez Street in the Colonia Santa María la Ribera of Mexico City. It has collections in contemporary art, and is part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Wikipedia: Museo Universitario del Chopo (EN)

33. Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

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The Teatro de la Ciudad was built as the Teatro Esperanza Iris in 1918 and is now one of Mexico City’s public venues for cultural events. The theater is located in the historic center of Mexico City on Donceles Street 36.

Wikipedia: Teatro de la Ciudad (EN)

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