Mexico is one of those countries with a varying landscape and culture, which warrants several visits. For this trip, we’re locating ourselves in Mexico City and planning some day trips to the surrounding areas. Mexico City is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Mexico City is the country’s largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center.
BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF GAUDALUPE
The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin.
CATHEDRAL OF CUERNAVACA
The Cathedral of Cuernavaca was built originally as a convent for the town and was founded by the first twelve Franciscan friars who arrived in the country in 1525.
One of the 16 boroughs of the Federal District of Mexico City as well as the former village which is now the borough’s “historic center.”
FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUM
A historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
PLAZA DE LAS TRES CULTURAS
The name is in recognition of the three periods of Mexican history reflected by those buildings pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent “mestizo” nation.
The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry, silverware and other items.
A pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico, located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City.
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I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
— Frida Kahlo