Long regarded as a country synonymous with insecurity, Mexico is now a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Between the festive capital, the colonial towns, the ancient cities and the postcard landscapes, you will not know where to turn. So, nothing better than asking a local for the best addresses in his country. To discover the best of Mexico, Mr. Jorge-Castro Valle, Mexican Ambassador in Oslo, shared his little secrets with TravelBird.
If we only had 48 hours to visit Mexico … Where should we rush? What are the places not to be missed ?
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“You absolutely must visit Mexico City, not only because it is the capital of Mexico, but also because it is a city that has so much to offer for a short stay. It is imperative that travelers start their stay with the historic center, a must-see in the city. They must then go to the Constitution Square called “Zócalo”, to the cathedral, to the murals of the National Palace, and to enjoy a stroll in Madero Street, to the Palacio de Bellas Artes or to the Alameda. To learn more about the history of Mexico, visit the Museum of Anthropology and History. Its neat architecture is undoubtedly worth the detour. For lovers of contemporary art, the Tamayo Museum offers a great selection of temporary exhibitions, in addition to many works by Mexican artists. “
And to think outside the box and enjoy Mexico like a local ?
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“Tourists should also visit Coyoacá: an ancient settlement that has preserved much of its past, and whose center is a real place of recreation for families. In addition, there is the house of Frida Kahlo, and the Anahuacalli museum of Diego Rivera. If time permits, take the opportunity to visit the pyramids of Teotihuacán. ”
What is the Mexican specialty that you absolutely should not miss? ?
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“To eat, I would recommend everything! From pastor, suadero or campechanos tacos in the street, to succulent contemporary Mexican cuisine. Tourists should also not miss the opportunity to visit markets, such as the Mercado de San Juan or the Mercado de Medellín. ”
“In a country like Mexico, food plays a fundamental role: a large part of social relations is made through food. So the best way to get to know the country is through the stomach! ”
So discover the many markets of the country to make your taste buds travel and taste the many dishes that make up the richness of Mexican cuisine. They are prepared on site and ready to take away for just a few pesos …
Teotihuacan – visit Mexico to discover pre-Columbian America
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