Mexico tourist destinations
Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral
The huge Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City (Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María), overlooking Zócalo Square, is one of the oldest and biggest churches in the western hemisphere. The building of this huge basalt and gray sandstone structure, constructed atop part of the old Aztec temple precinct, started in 1525 and lasted for 250 years.
Bosque de Chapultepec is the central park of Mexico City, which is also its highest, covering an region of more than four square kilometres. Formerly a fortress of the Toltecs, the Aztecs arrived here in 1200 AD, and tradition has it that they built out a park in the early 15th century.
National History Museum
The National Museum of History (Museo Nacional de Historia) is a world class attraction. Housed in Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec) in the 18th century, on a site once inhabited by Aztec structures and later by a Spanish hermitage, the museum opened in 1944 and contains an remarkable array of pre-Columbian artifacts and ancient manuscripts.