Overview

It’s mind-bogglingly huge. Seen from the air, Mexico City, embracing over 20 million people, is a drained lake full of urban sprawl, located at 2,250m. But at ground level it exposes all the different aspects of its centuries of history dating back to the Aztecs: wander the secretive lanes around the city’s heart, the vast zócalo, dominated by its monumental cathedral; turn off a 4-lane highway into the arty colonial quarter of Coyoacán; or take a bus past silvery sky-scrapers down the noble Paseo Reforma – inspired by the Champs Elysées - to shady Chapultepec Park, to appreciate the contrasts. A metropolis with a burgeoning economy, it’s a city that demands attention, and admiration.

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The weather in Mexico City is wide and varied

Mexico City is mind-bogglingly huge. Wander through secretive lanes to a monumental cathedral, admire the arty colonial quarter of Coyoacán or relax in the shady Chapultepec Park. The city can be visited at any time as temperatures are agreeable year-round. There isn’t significant rainfall, though June - September are the wettest months. There are a deluge of exciting cultural events throughout the year: Independence Day on 16 September features celebrations all over the city; the Day of the Dead on November 1-2 is gruesomely colourful, while Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe on 12 December is Mexico's biggest religious festival, celebrated with a mass ceremony and a traditional fair.

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