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Immerse yourself in a bustling international metropolis pulsating with Spanish colonial history, the ghosts of the Aztec empire, modern New World art, and contemporary culture. Enjoy the shopping and sights of this modern urban area with a money-saving Mexico City vacation rental. Mexico City’s Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) connects with over 100 worldwide destinations, including Mexico’s Caribbean and coastal resorts, making this an ideal educational and shopping stopover for the whole family.
A money-saving Mexico City vacation rental condo, apartment, or guest bedroom places you near Latin America’s largest plaza, the Zocalo. More formally known as Plaza de la Constitucion, the Zocalo was built atop the ancient Aztec capitol of Tenochtitlan by natives enslaved by the Spanish. Started in 1573, the Gothic-inspired Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de la Asuncion de Maria) on the Zocalo’s northern border houses 14 chapels, five altars, and colorful statues and paintings. Admire Diego Rivera’s epic murals of the struggles of the Mexican people at the Palacio Nacional, the government center built atop the home of Aztec ruler Moctezuma.
Enjoy the bustling Centro Historico (Historic Center) from the urban comfort of your Mexico City vacation rental. The money-savings, compared to a luxury hotel, will help pay for shopping, eating out, and sight-seeing. Visit the macabre Templo Mayor with its rows of stone skulls where Aztec captives were sacrificed to the god of war. The adjacent museum houses an 8-ton moon-goddess disk. Learn more city history at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico. Get a feel for colonial life in New Spain and the Mexican Revolution at Museo del Estanquillo. Be inspired by old mansions like Palacio de Iturbide and Casa de Azulejos (House of Tiles).
Use the money-savings from your Mexico City vacation rental to shop for gifts at Ciudadela Crafts Market, Zona Rosa, contemporary design centers like Museo Mexicano de Diseno Industrial, and modern art museums like Museo Jose Luis Cuevas. Museo de Artes Populares has one of the best selections of popular art for sale. View the greats of modern Mexican art at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bosque de Chapultepec.
Latin America’s largest city park, Bosque de Chapultepec’s forests were an Aztec royal retreat and today house Mexican presidents at Los Pinos. Families flock to Chapultepec Park Sundays and holidays for bicycling, jogging, horseback riding, and bird-watching. View the Baths of Moctezuma. Visit Emperor Maximilian’s Chapultepec Castle at what is now Museo Nacional de Historia. Museo Nacional de Antropologia is world famous for its archaeological displays, and can be an all-day endeavor. Without doubt, your money-saving Mexico City vacation rental will be memorable and enriching.