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 Mexico City Guide and Directory

Also see Templo Mayor, the Main Templo of the Aztecs

Mexico City is the capital and the cultural heart of Mexico. It is also one of the world's biggest cities, and it's greater metropolitan region has an estimated 30 million residents. Despite this incredible size it still welcomes large numbers of tourists who come see its many colorful and unique attractions, warm Mexican hospitality and cultural traditions.

Mexico City, also known as Federal District, is characterized by its historical buildings, exclusive neighborhoods, luxurious hotels, delightful cuisine and limitless entertainment. Its is located at the Valley of Mexico, or Anahuac, and its surrounded by mountains and to the southeast you can see the two snowcapped volcanic peaks of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. The states of Morelos, Hidalgo, Queretaro and the State of Mexico are the political borders of the city.

Climate: Mexico City has a mild climate almost year round with an average temperature of 15 to 20 C. The nights in Mexico City are usually cool. During the rainy season, which starts in June through October, you have remember to pack a raincoat or jacket. For the dry season or winter, the temperature drops in the evening and a coat or sweater is required.

Transportation: For the tourist, moving around in the city is not that difficult. There are many transportation options for the tourist including taxis, which are available as soon as you get off the airport or bus station. Safety precaution: when using taxis in Mexico City make sure you prepay for their service at terminal ticket counter, and it's best to have your taxi called for by either your hotel or restaurant. A subway system (Metro) offers tourists a cheap way to travel in the city, with nine lines, schedule times and maps are found at every station. Buses are also abundant, and there is a new trolley style bus system. However, first-time tourists are encouraged to avoid renting a car while in Mexico City - the traffic can be quite challenging and sometimes hazardous.

Mexico City weddings Diseno Nupcial
A personalized wedding consultant who assists couples in hiring vendors, scouting of locations, coordination, and supervision during their wedding day.
Cultural tours in Mexico City Interacttours
Interacttours is a tour operator based in Mexico City offering culinary tours, cooking lessons, tours to different neighborhoods around Mexico City that allow foreigners to experience local culture and food, we also offer tours for the day of the dead, Frida and Diego Rivera and traditional tours in small groups.
Mexico car rentals National Car Rental Mexico
For pleasure or business National Car Rental is your best option for rental cars in Mexico. With us you will always get the best deals on all types of rental cars. We have offices in twenty six cities in Mexico: Cd. de Mexico, Cancun, Cd. del Carmen, Chetumal, Culiacan, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Irapuato, La Paz, Leon, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Merida, Mexicali, Monterrey, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Queretaro, Saltillo, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana, Toluca, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Veracruz, Villahermosa.

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