Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and is one of the significant financial centres in North America. Termed as an alpha global city,Mexico City is an important financial, educational and cultural centre. The city is known for its numerous cultural programs, pleasant climate all round the year and a lively nightlife.
What to see
Mexico City has several landmarks that have been categorised by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Two of them are the floating gardens of Xochimilco and the Historic Centre of Mexico City. Some of the popular tourist destinations in the Historic Centre are the Templo Mayor, Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace and the Plaza de la Constitucion.
The golden Angel of Independence is one of the most well-known icons of Mexico City. It is found on the Paseo de la Reforma, which is an elegant avenue modelled after the famous Champs-Elysees of Paris. Numerous corporate headquarters and the Mexican Stock Exchange are situated on this avenue which has become one of the most important financial centres of the country
An architectural marvel of Mexico City is Fine Arts Palace. The building is an incredible museum/theatre constructed from white marble. The structure is so heavy that it is slowly sinking into the earth. In addition to these sights, Mexico City also offers tourists over 150 museums, 25 concert halls and more than 100 art galleries.
The official currency of Mexico City is represented by MN, MX$ OR M$ and is called the peso. 100 centavos make up one peso. For tourists, the most convenient method to carry money is the debit or credit card. Most of the high-end departmental stores and restaurants accept these cards as payment methods. A nominal fee will be charged when these cards are used.
A traveller’s check is also a good way to carry around funds. The US dollar can be exchanged easily in Mexico City. Avoid making payments or counting money while in public to ward off unpleasant incidents such as robbery and theft.