Welcome to México City
Mexico City is a huge city that is among the largest in the world. The urban spot has spread beyond its limits and the Metropolitan Zone includes 16 delegations from Mexico City, 39 municipalities of the State of Mexico and one from Hidalgo.
It is the cultural and economic center of the country, besides being the seat of the powers of the Union and place of residence of the president of Mexico. It is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the University City and its imposing murals, the Historic Center of Mexico City and the Canals of Xochimilco.
There are also archeological sites such as Tlatelolco and Cuicuilco, and it is home to important public and private universities, as well as various autonomous entities such as the Bank of Mexico and the Stock Exchange.
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Mexico City Information
Tourist routes in Mexico City to travel by car:
Mexico City is a megalopolis with different attractions for all tastes. The religious route contemplates the dozens of churches in the Historical Center, taking as its central point the Metropolitan Cathedral opposite the Zócalo. Along this route you will also find the National Palace, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and the Old Palace of the City Hall, seat of the government of the city.
The corridor Reforma is the heart of the city and where the most important embassies are located, along with the Mexican symbol par excellence, the Angel of Independence. Here, too, you pass by the main concert hall, the Auditorio Nacional, and the Chapultepec Forest where important museums, the country’s main zoo and an amusement park are located. The Paseo de la Reforma also passes to the side of Tlatelolco and forks at the avenues Calzada de los Misterios and Calzada de Guadalupe, culminating in the view of the imposing Basilica of Guadalupe, where every December 12 is celebrated the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
The Polanco corridor is the wealthiest area in the city, with large shopping centers, the new Inbursa Aquarium and the Jumex and Soumaya museums.
In the southern area are large shopping centers, the center of Coyoacan with important museums such as the Casa Azul, the canals of Xochimilco and the majestic University City. Also note the financial zone of Santa Fe, where several companies and corporations have their main headquarters.
Some of the main roads in Mexico converge in the capital of the country. From Mexico City, take the Highway 95 that leads to Acapulco, passing through Cuernavaca and Chilpancingo. It also features the 150D Highway that connects with Veracruz, passing through Puebla.
The 132D Highway leads to the port of Tuxpan, Veracruz and passes through Pachuca, Hidalgo. Highway 57 leads to Saltillo, Coahuila and travels along Queretaro and San Luis Potosí.
To the west, Highway 15 connects Toluca, which is the capital of the State of Mexico, and makes a junction to take Morelia to Guadalajara, the second largest city in the country.
Most important cities:
Mexico City is divided into 16 delegations, which include the following:
Iztapalapa with 1,815,786 inhabitants.
Gustavo A. Madero with 1,185,722 inhabitants.
Álvaro Obregón with 727,034 inhabitants
Tlalpan with 650,567 inhabitants.
Coyoacán with 620,416 inhabitants.