Monday, May 9, 2011

Ciudad de México | History & Architecture

What a trip! I can't wait to go back. There was so much to see I'm going to give it to you in several posts. I feel like Mexico's newest ambassador. 

One of the things I loved most was learning about Mexico's sorted history in the National Palace and the Museum of Anthropologie. War after war. Conquered and conquering. Aztecs, Mayans, Spaniards, French, get the picture. 

I walked around most of the time looking up and saying "look at that building!". Buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries are cool. I loved the opulent cathedrals, the palaces, castles, and everyday buildings that graced the streets of Mexico City. Check it out below. 

Tomorrow | Food & Culture 

Revolutionary Statue & Museum of Art
 Palace of Fine Art 
The National Cathedral 

Entrance to the National Cathedral 
National Cathedral Art
Inside the National Cathedral
 Diego Rivera mural of Mexico's history inside National Palace
National Cathedral Bell Tower
Historic Catheral - 1500's
Courtyard in National Palace
 El Ángel de la Independencia - built to commemorate Mexico's independence in 1910
 Benito Juarez Memorial - first indigenous national to become President
 Chapultepec Castle - Previously the military academy, Presidential home & currently Museum of National History
Statue outside building from 1510

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