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Free things to do in Mexico City

Free things to do in Mexico City
Mexico City‘ taken by Edmund Garman is licensed under CC by 3.0

Five free things to do in Mexico City:

 

Mexico city was originally founded as Tenochtitlan by the Aztecs. This old city was full of huge palaces, marketplaces and temples for blood sacrifices. Believe it or not, the University of Oxford is older than the Aztecs and Tenochtitlan!

Luckily there are far fewer blood sacrifices in Mexico city today and it has become one of the most important centres for finance, politics, and culture in Central America.

With all that in mind we present our list of the top five free things to do in Mexico City:

 

 

5. Soumaya Museum

 

Soumaya museum is one of the free things to do in Mexico City
Museo Soumaya‘ taken by Javier Hinojosa is licensed under CC by 3.0

 

First up on our list of five free things to do in Mexico City is the Soumaya Museum in the Nuevo Polanco district. As you can see from the picture the museum’s architectural style is somewhat unusual.

If you are a fan of Salvador Dali’s work then there are a lot of his pieces on display here in the Museo Soumaya. Some other notbale artists whose work is displayed here include: Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Claude Monet amongst others.

Definitely worth a visit as it is free entry year round.

 

 

4. Metropolitan Cathedral

 

the Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the free things to do in Mexico city

 

This baroque style Cathedral takes the next spot on our list of free things to do in Mexico City. It is the oldest and largest cathedral in Latin America, built in the two centuries between 1573 and 1813.

The metropolitan Cathedral was built with the stone that was ripped from the Aztec temples that had been destroyed in Cortes’ conquest.

Nowadays the cathedral is an attraction for everyone wishing to see its 14 chapels and 5 naves (main body of a church) as well as its ornately decorated interior.

 

 

3. Centro Historico

 

centro historico is one of the free things to do in Mexico city
Credit: Dawn Mobley

 

Centro Historico or the historical centre of Mexico is number three on our list of free things to do in Mexico City. It is a plaza that can hold over a hundred thousand people.

The Centro Historico was built on the ruins of the old Aztec city by the Spanish to celebrate its conquest of Tenochtitlan.

Because it was originally the middle of the Aztec empire and the headquarters of the new Spanish colony, it has important historical from both of these eras. Because of this, it is now a world heritage sight.

 

 

2. Chapultepec Park and Zoo

 

Chapultepec Park is huge. Like the biggest park in the Western hemisphere huge.

It measures around 1600 acres and is filled with amusement parks, museums and palaces and public art works. It is even perfect if you just want a quiet stroll away from the hustle and bustle of mexico city.

The most visited attraction of Chapultepec, however, is the zoo. Built in the 1400s as a game reserve for Montezuma, Chapultepec zoo is now one of the most visited zoos in the world.

There are 2000 animals from 200 different species which can all be visited for free!

Check out the Chapultepec zoo website here for opening times.

 

 

1. Palacio Nacional

 

Palacio Nacional is number one on our list of free things to do in Mexico city

 

Finally we reach the end of our list of free things to do in Mexico City with the Palacio Nacional, or National Palace of Mexico.

It was built with the remnants of the original palace built by Montezuma, meaning it is a great example of Mexican heritage.

Many of Mexico’s main political decisions are made in the Palacio Nacional and the Mexican President even lives here!

It is free to visit, however as this is an important building the security is quite strict so bear that in mind when you take your trip here.

 

 

 

That concludes our list of the top five free things to do in Mexico City, if you have anything to add feel free to leave a comment!

 

 

 

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