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If you have extra time, Bosque de Chapultepec is worthwhile.

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#2 in Mexico City

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Considered the cultural center of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a must-visit. The exterior of the palace showcases art nouveau and art deco-style architecture, while the inside features marble floors and vaulted glass windows. 
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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Considered the cultural center of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a must-visit. The exterior of the palace showcases art nouveau and art deco-style architecture, while the inside features marble floors and vaulted glass windows. 
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#5 in Mexico City

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Officially known as Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo is the main public square and one of the most recognizable places in Mexico City. It contains a giant Mexican flag at its center and has been the centerpiece of public gatherings since the days of the Aztecs. The site also hosts annual, widely attended religious events during Holy Week and for Corpus Christi. Several historic buildings also border the square, including the city's national cathedral, the National Palace and federal buildings.
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Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitucion)
Officially known as Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo is the main public square and one of the most recognizable places in Mexico City. It contains a giant Mexican flag at its center and has been the centerpiece of public gatherings since the days of the Aztecs. The site also hosts annual, widely attended religious events during Holy Week and for Corpus Christi. Several historic buildings also border the square, including the city's national cathedral, the National Palace and federal buildings.
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#6 in Mexico City

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The main park in Mexico City, Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) was once the temporary home of the Aztec empire after its citizens migrated to modern-day Mexico City in the 13th century. Today, the 1,600-acre Chapultepec is Mexico City's largest and most popular park, and a gathering place for families seeking respite from the busy and crowded city.
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Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Bosque de Chapultepec
The main park in Mexico City, Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) was once the temporary home of the Aztec empire after its citizens migrated to modern-day Mexico City in the 13th century. Today, the 1,600-acre Chapultepec is Mexico City's largest and most popular park, and a gathering place for families seeking respite from the busy and crowded city.
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#7 in Mexico City

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Mexico's national cathedral – the vaulting, austere, ornate church on the Zócalo's north end – was once the site of an ancient Aztec precinct, so it has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries. The cathedral was built between 1573 and 1813 after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán and is considered one of Mexico City's many must-see attractions. Highlights of the cathedral include five naves, 14 chapels, underground catacombs and a painting by famed Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
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Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Catedral Metropolitana
Mexico's national cathedral – the vaulting, austere, ornate church on the Zócalo's north end – was once the site of an ancient Aztec precinct, so it has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries. The cathedral was built between 1573 and 1813 after the Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlán and is considered one of Mexico City's many must-see attractions. Highlights of the cathedral include five naves, 14 chapels, underground catacombs and a painting by famed Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
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#9 in Mexico City

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The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Central University City Campus of the National University of Mexico) includes 40 academic institutions, the Mexican Olympic stadium, a Mexican cultural center, a nature preserve and the city's Central Library. The entire campus is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Central University City Campus of the National University of Mexico) includes 40 academic institutions, the Mexican Olympic stadium, a Mexican cultural center, a nature preserve and the city's Central Library. The entire campus is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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#10 in Mexico City

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The National Palace holds the federal executive branch of the Mexican government and sits along Mexico City's main public square, as El Zócalo. The palace itself is a massive, ornate building that contains several gardens, murals and fountains. Its highlights are the Diego Rivera murals painted in panoramic style across the palace's walls. These murals depict the stages of Mexican history, from pre-Columbian days to the current age.
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Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Palacio Nacional
The National Palace holds the federal executive branch of the Mexican government and sits along Mexico City's main public square, as El Zócalo. The palace itself is a massive, ornate building that contains several gardens, murals and fountains. Its highlights are the Diego Rivera murals painted in panoramic style across the palace's walls. These murals depict the stages of Mexican history, from pre-Columbian days to the current age.
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#11 in Mexico City

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Flanking the Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City, El Ángel de la Independencia is column monument topped by a bronze depiction of the Greek goddess Victory, one of the most beloved symbols of the city.
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Monuments and Memorials Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
El Angel de la Independencia
Flanking the Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City, El Ángel de la Independencia is column monument topped by a bronze depiction of the Greek goddess Victory, one of the most beloved symbols of the city.
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