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Switching gears…here’s to Mexico City!

I’ve been writing about Canada for a few weeks or more now so I believe it is time for a change of scenery. The last country in North America to be explored is Mexico. Mexico’s capital is Mexico City and there are some pretty interesting places to check out there. Here’s just a sampling below.

  • Acuario Inbursa—the largest aquarium in Mexico that takes visitors four stories underground to the bottom of the ocean and then upwards to view thousands of species of fish, sharks, eels, rays, jellyfish, and more; Av. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 386
  • Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso—an historic building that once was a Jesuit school for sons of wealthy Mexican citizens that now is home to regional art exhibitions; Calle Justo Sierra 16
  • Catedral Metropolitana—one of the largest and oldest Latin American cathedrals with five altars and fourteen chapels with numerous paintings, altarpieces, and statues; Zocalo
  • El Papalote, Museo del Nino—a children’s discovery museum with five themed sections, workshops, an IMAX theater, a store, and a restaurant; Av. Constituyentes 268, Section Two
  • La Feria de Chapultepec—a children’s amusement park with many games and more than 50 rides including go-karts, spinning teacups, and a roller coaster; Section Two
  • Laboratorio Arte Alameda—a contemporary art museum with modern and experimental art, a display area for video and photographs, and a room for artists whose works are not yet shown in other museums and galleries; Dr. Mora 7
  • National Museum of Anthropology—a comprehensive natural history museum with 23 exhibition halls; Avenida Paseo de la Reforma
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes—the city’s premier performance hall and an art museum; Avenida Juarez y Eje Central
  • Museo Memoria y Tolerancia—illustrates genocides and crimes against humanity and tries to instill respect and tolerance of other peoples; Plaza Juarez
  • Museo Soumaya—explores the ways that art and culture interact and has works by artists and sculptors such as Rodin; Av. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303
  • Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino—an art collection donated by the namesake of the museum set amidst spacious gardens and Mexican plants and features the world’s most important collections of works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; Calle Avenida Mexico 5843
  • Museo de Cera de la Ciudad de Mexico—an old mansion that houses a museum that depicts the history of Mexico City from its earliest days to the present; Calle Londres 6
  • Dolphin Discovery Six Flags—allows visitors to swim with dolphins and explore the newest Six Flags theme park; 1500 Carretera Picacho-Ajusco
  • Interactive Museum of Economics—the first museum in the world devoted to the communication between economy, finance, and sustainability and tries to allow visitors to learn about economy in everyday life; Calle Tacuba Centro 17
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