MexicoCity is a vivid metropolis and cosmopolitan city situated on a plateau in the central highlands at an altitude of 2, 286 metres -...... more
MexicoCity is a vivid metropolis and cosmopolitan city situated on a plateau in the central highlands at an altitude of 2, 286 metres - where the food is spicy and the Tequila flows freely! The city's fascinating history is reflected in both its art and architecture with age old charm, Indian roots and elegant buildings.Until the Spanish conquest the Templo Mayor was the setting of coronations and human sacrifice. The remains of the walls within which thousands of priests once lived are only a few steps from the buildings of the country's former Spanish conquerors. Construction of the country's largest cathedral, the Catedral Metropolitana, took two hundred and fifty years. The lower section is quite plain but the upper section is of Baroque and Neo-Classical design. Spanish administrative buildings and private houses in the heart of the city have replaced the temples of ancient Mexico and has resulted in a synthesis of both old and new architectural styles.An elevator ascends the Torre Latino America, an earthquake-proof tower that was built in 1958. A viewing platform provides a wonderful panoramic view that includes the Palacio De Bellas Artes and the Juarez Monument.Located fifty kilometres from MexicoCity are the ancient remains of Teotihuacan that was once a centre of trade, art and ritual ceremonies. At its zenith in 500 A.D. it was as large as Rome and its Sun Pyramid is one of the greatest building achievements of ancient times. In 1988 Unesco attributed this complex as being 'one of the most important cultural centres of Mankind'. The author Pablo Neruda once said: 'No other land on Earth possesses such remarkable human profoundness than Mexico and its inhabitants'. For surprises, sights and history galore, Mexico has to be at the top of the list!
Come and discover the Airports of Mexico-Center Edition for Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X! Designed with ImageMax technology and...... more
Come and discover the Airports of Mexico-Center Edition for Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X! Designed with ImageMax technology and representing all major airports of the central part of the Country, Airports of Mexico will allow you to expand your routes and fly to interesting destinations. MexicoCity International Airport is well known for its altitude and for its new Terminal 2. Discover the wonderful beaches at the well known resorts of Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Fly around Guadalajara, Morelia, Cuernavaca and other nice airports. Fly to the coast cities of Tampico and Veracruz! All these cities and many more you can explore with Airports of Mexico-Center Edition Features Terminal 2 from MexicoCity International Airport and Guadalajara Airport. The new intercontinental Airport of Queretaro New buildings in Guadalajara, Veracruz, Puerto Vallarta, Uruapan, Toluca, etc. New facility of ILS CAT III en Toluca. Main buildings and avenues in MexicoCity. Mesh terrain with mountains, rivers, lakes in high resolution. Airports: MexicoCity Airport , Guadalajara, Toluca, Guanajuato / Leon, Manzanillo, Colima, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Veracruz, Tampico, Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Atizapan, Morelia, Uruapan, Querataro, Puebla
Advantages: Unique day or half day trip Disadvantages: A fair distance out of town
...Having lived in Mexico City since the start of July, I can't believe it's taken me over 3 months to visit this place, since it's one of the most famous attractions in the city and has been since the 1920s. Xochimilco (soch-ee-milk-oh) is an area located to the south of the city, known for its series of canals, the remains of old Lake Xochimilco. Quick trivia here, this was home to canoeing...
Advantages: More filled with excitement than Robbie Williamses pants Disadvantages: Keep your ehad screwed on and there are none.
...Mexico City. The world?s fourth biggest city, with probably one of the worst reputations. I went there not by choice but out of necessity because that was the only way you could have gotten me there. I was living in Mexico, about five hours away from Mexico City in a place called San Luis Potosi when my passport ran out. That meant only one thing. A trip to the British Embassy in Mexico...
Advantages: Loads of free stuff to see and do Disadvantages: Can be busy at weekends
...The Bosque de Chapultepec, also known as Chapultepec Park is a 1600 acre expanse of green space to one side of Mexico City Centre, which has been a public park since the 16th Century, and remains one of the largest in the world. Within its gates there are many different things to see and do, and I have whiled away many a weekend here.
The park is located on the outskirts...