A journey to the largest metropolitan region in the world
Mexico City - City of contrasts
In the southeast of Mexico lies the capital Mexico City, which is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the world.
Interplay of old and new
Mexico's political, economic and cultural centre enchants its visitors above all through the union of old and new cultures. On the one hand, Mexico City is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world; on the other hand, the ancient Mayas and Aztecs are still omnipresent everywhere here. When you explore Mexico City on a city tour, you will be immersed in the city's rich history and proud architecture. Modernity and antiquity meet, the former centre of the Aztec Empire meets the metropolis of today.
Breathtaking natural spectacle
There are many sights in Mexico City, buildings like natural monuments. While within the city area the Chapultepec Park and the Xochimilco Park, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and is probably better known to many than the floating gardens of Xochimilco, enchant nature lovers, the two volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocatépetl are located south of the city and shape the landscape.
Facts & Figures
Mexico City has about 9 million inhabitants, the metropolitan area almost 20 million. The capital of Mexico is located at an altitude of 2,310 meters and is divided into 16 city districts.
Mexico City point of interests
Due to its size and its moving history, Mexico City has a lot to offer. Don't miss the floating gardens of Xochimilco, the ruined city of Teotihuacán, the Zócalo (Constitution Square), the Cathedral of Mexico City, the National Palace and the National Museum of Anthropology.
Popular souvenirs are art, jewelry, handmade goods, Mexican sauces or tequila.