Hyde through the capital of Mexico: places that can not be missed
One of the largest cities in North America is Mexico City. There are not only more than 20 million inhabitants, but also a lot of interesting places for tourists. This is a city of adventure and contrasts, beloved by many travelers.
In the center of Mexico City, tourists will find something to their liking in megacities: centuries-old history, impressive museums, fabulous restaurants, attractive hotels, wonderful architecture and friendly locals.
To get closer to the authentic culture of Mexico, keep away from the center. Here you can feel the true spirit of the city.
Where to taste delicacies
According to many, Puyol knowingly remains the best restaurant in Mexico City for the past 10 years and can even compete with the best places in France and Italy.
The world-famous chef, Enrique Oliver, creates true culinary delights based on local Mexican dishes. (For example, have you heard about a liquid quesadilla in the form of a shot?) Taste culinary artwork from local high-quality products in a restaurant with an unobtrusive, minimalist design. Each visitor can feel like a celebrity or a movie star. Also, wine connoisseurs will taste authentic drinks from local raw materials.
Nothing changes in the magnificent Casino Español – a stronghold of Spanish luck. This luxurious palace, two blocks from the main square of the city, is popular with both locals and tourists. Here you can enjoy such Spanish dishes as paella, jamon serrano, roasted pig and various seafood. The institution was opened in 1903, and since then the level of service has remained at the level.
This lushly decorated place is located in an attractive area of Mexico City with classical architecture. It serves the most exquisite seafood dishes. The institution has practically become the second home for hipsters, young people and just beautiful people.
Tourists are expected to have tasty surprises: Tostadas, fresh fish appetizers with avocado, Robalo meatballs and shrimps in an orange spicy sauce with arugula. You can have lunch here at about 4-5 in the evening.
Are you ready for fun? Do not be deceived by the appearance of the place: it is a nightclub of the highest class. (Ragga is the dance floor, and the Joy Room is the bar). This place is located in the very center of the city and mostly incendiary youth music sounds here.
The elegant interior competes with the best places in New York, Miami or Ibiza.
Bar San Luis
Those who wish to experience the atmosphere of incendiary Cuban rumba should go to Bar San Luis. This place is reminiscent of the famous institution Havana ’59. Here is going to a motley audience who loves to dance to the music of Latin America.
Once here, I want to surrender to this enchanting energy of dance – it is simply impossible to stay here in a bad mood! Men, be prepared that a stranger may ask your companion to dance – this is in local customs.
This place is most authentic and seems to be taken from a time capsule. The atmosphere of the late 19th century attracts a huge number of customers. Visitors are greeted by a massive mahogany bar counter, vinyl cabins and well-trained staff. Here everyone can take a guitar and start playing Mexican songs, while others usually support the guitar player with singing.
What to look for
Many centuries ago, the discovery of silver mines helped Mexico to become the richest overseas colony of Spain. This metal remains one of the most favorite materials of local artisans and craftsmen.
Various amazing items are kept in the gallery Polanco. Here travelers will find everything your heart desires: from fine jewelry to baroque candelabra. Tourists often purchase jewelry and silverware.
Zokalo Historical Center
Walking through the historic center of Mexico City, tourists will be able to observe how the city has changed over the seven centuries of its existence.
The main square, known as Zocalo, is the starting point. Historical sights include the massive Baroque and Neoclassical cathedral, as well as the ruins of the main Aztec temple. Next, take a look at the Palacio Nacional, whose walls adorn the extraordinary frescoes of Diego Rivera.
Go down to Madero Street and visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Here tourists get aesthetic pleasure from the works of art of Mexican authors.