'Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world's largest and most densely populated cities. It has five Aztec temples, the ruins of which have been identified, a cathedral (the largest on the continent) and some fine 19th- and 20th-century public buildings such as the Palacio de las Bellas Artes. Xochimilco lies 28 km south of Mexico City. With its network of canals and artificial islands, it testifies to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat in the midst of an unfavourable environment. Its characteristic urban and rural structures, built since the 16th century and during the colonial period; have been preserved in an exceptional manner.'
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Scenes from the bright, bold murals on display in public buildings can be found on the streets, both enacted in real life and for sale: Mexico City is a colourful, cultural, tasty city break.
From orange deserts to lush jungles fringing white beaches, Mexico is very varied – and that's just the terrain. There's more variety in the cultures that have lent their influence, and built their monuments here and the pace of life you can holiday at.
Explore the ancient ruins of Mexico