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Since it’s only two hours from Puebla, I’ve been to Mexico City many times. I went during Semana Santa (Holy Week) to see some places for the first time, and to revisit others. I found that it is definitely a myth that the city “empties out” during spring break, as there were tourists from all over Mexico and also other countries everywhere we went.

We went to the Bodyworlds exhibit at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), which was incredible, but we were not allowed to take photos. From there we headed to the Palacio Nacional for a temporary exhibit on the Mayans. The next day was spent at La Fería de Chapultepec, which is like a cheaper and less-crowded version of Six Flags (and thus very enjoyable!). We also went to the Castillo de Chapultepec, but since it was packed with tourists and we’d already been there before, we didn’t spend much time at it. Lastly, we wandered around downtown and went up to the 42nd floor of the Torre Latinoamericana for a different view of the city.

Bellas Artes as seen from the Torre Latinoamericana.

Bellas Artes as seen from the Torre Latinoamericana.

The view of Mexico City, including the Zócalo, from the 42nd floor of the Torre Latinoamericana.

The view of Mexico City, including the Zócalo, from the 42nd floor of the Torre Latinoamericana.

The lavish decoration inside the Castillo de Chapultepec, which the Emperor Maximiliano made his home.

The lavish decoration inside the Castillo de Chapultepec, which the Emperor Maximiliano made his home.

"Chapultepec" means "hill of grasshoppers."

“Chapultepec” means “hill of grasshoppers.”

Chapultepec Park, as seen from El Castillo de Chapultepec.

Chapultepec Park, as seen from El Castillo de Chapultepec.

Good tacos and beer at Salón Corona.

Good tacos and beer at Salón Corona.

El Palacio Nacional. There are some very famous Diego Rivera murals under the arches.

El Palacio Nacional. There are some very famous Diego Rivera murals under the arches.


The "Plaza of Three Cultures." Do you see all three?

The “Plaza of Three Cultures.” Do you see all three?


It's definitely worth a visit. And it's free!

It’s definitely worth a visit. And it’s free!