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Sanborn's Condes de Xala

the Sanborn's Condes de Xala is part of Greater Mexico City , Antigua Isla de Tenochtitlán , Downtown Mexico City , Historic Downtown Mexico City .

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Museo de Instrumentos de Tortura y de pena capital

Museo de Instrumentos de Tortura y de pena capital
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No photography allowed... it was an incredibly disturbing exhibit with artifacts, photographs, and historical accounts of various methods and means of torture and capital punishment. The exhibit was politically-motivated and their mission was stated as intending to increase public awareness that torture is still used by most governments today.

Monumento a la Revolución

Monumento a la Revolución
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On our way to the Monumento a la Revolución we noticed an encampment of protesters, gathered to make a point about various social causes in the country. It was nice to see a very active community, more so than in the US anyhow.

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Opera house of Mexico City. It's a big deal. Also has the 2nd version of Rivera's mural in Rockefeller Center that was nixed and destroyed by Rockefeller because, well, it basically glorified Lenin to levels of supreme deity.

El Centro

El Centro
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The streets were blocked off that day, guarded by military police. No one was allowed near the National Palace. We later found out this was because the president was giving a speech there.

Museum in Centro Histórico

Museum in Centro Histórico
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This was an interesting temporary exhibit of art pieces that illustrated the two dominant socio-political ideologies that emerged and conflicted during 19th century Mexican history.

Nuestro Petroleo

Nuestro Petroleo
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Banner on the Portal de Mercaderes building reflects a prominent political issue at the moment... privatization of the country's fossil fuel resources... in El Centro.

Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana
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In El Centro histórico. The glass covered excavated ruins of the original Spanish cathedral built in 1572 that presumably continue beneath today's church.

Parque de Chapultepec

Parque de Chapultepec
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Shaking anything will provoke a Pavlov's Bell response with droves of squirrels in the park, who will run from all over and surround you, begging for nuts.

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología
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The MNA is noted as one of the best museums in the world. It's pretty amazing. 23 exhibit rooms covering 20 acres total... and I'm not biased or anything.

Taxi

Taxi
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The ubiquitous green taxicab of Mexico City, El Centro. We only took one taxi during our entire trip - from our hotel to the airport on the very last day.

Back in El Centro

Back in El Centro
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We took the light rail, then subway, back to El Centro near our hotel and found another vegetarian restaurant with second floor balcony seating.

Hotel Prim

Hotel Prim
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Passport, temporary visa, subway tickets, and various museum stubs. Michael Coe's guide to Mexican archaeology -- don't leave home without it!!

Cafe Ily

Cafe Ily
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This was our last venture out for the trip. We went to bed early and rose early the next morning for a 6:10 flight out of Benito Juárez.

Xochimilco

Xochimilco
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You can have your boat driver mate your boat with the vendor boat and buy a song request, a bucket of beer, or a big plate of fajitas.

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología
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chac-mool, a handy decorative vessel in which you would place the ritually sacrificed human heart after ripping it out of a live body

¡Ya basta!

¡Ya basta!
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Basically means enough is enough in Spanish. Someone with cajones threw this one down on a crosswalk smack in front of El Ángel.

Zona Rosa burger joint

Zona Rosa burger joint
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Zona Rosa is another Mexico City borough, frequented by the young and rich. Also known as the extremely popular DF gayborhood.

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología
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Each wing opens up into a garden with reconstructed archaeological sites or features. This one has Formative Period murals.

Torre Caballito

Torre Caballito
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Postmodern artwork, represents the head of a horse. Bright yellow finish reveals the city smog and grime delightfully well.

Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana
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The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, ca. 1667. Established over the religious center of Aztec Tenochtitlan in El Centro.



Nearest places of interest:

Antigua Iglesia de San Agustín
Farmacia Paris
Edificio Castilla
Farmacias Especializadas
  Telas Parisina
Nuevo Mundo
NH - Centro Histórico
Banamex

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