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Mexico City: a megalopolis of multi-hued neighbourhoods

In this video, we pay a pre-Covid visit to Mexico City, to experience its rich cultural offerings.

Built by the Spanish atop the ruins of the once-flourishing Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City’s vast urban sprawl, old-school cantinas, murals, museums and ancient canals, not to mention, its endless saturation of colours, take no prisoners.

And as one of the world’s mega-cities, with over 25 million people occupying a shallow mountain bowl at over 2,400m above sea level, it has to be seen to be believed.

Here, the local architecture is a mixture of pre-Columbian and Mexican-style modernism, with tradition dynamically coexisting with the contemporary. That said, where Mexico City truly reveals itself is in its smaller spaces, off the beaten path. Adventurous travelers who go beyond the its Historic Centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, will be amply rewarded by their discoveries.

View the original video here.

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