Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted the dismembered …

Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Popular

Photo: Berenice Rivera / Secretaría de Cultura CDMX, Orquesta Mexico City – The Museo de Arte Popular (Popular Art Museum), Revillagigedo 11, Colonia Centro, promotes and preserves part of the Mexican handcrafts and folk art. Hours: Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm TripAdvisor’s #7 on the list of 500+ things to do in Mexico City. Key …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México Links related to Mexico City presented in somewhat random order: Headlines Mexico City’s Best Green Spaces – @fryechild Palacio de los Condes se abre a innovación y cultura – Universal Must Visit Stops on the Metro Mexico City for book lovers – @MexicoRetold Water Crisis Features 1519 – 2019 Mexico City’s …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro …

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum

Photo: Photos under the fountain One of our fave museos: National Anthropology Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología) in Mexico City. Not open on Mondays. Anniversary celebration on September 17 — 55 circles around the sun for this veritable institution. Hashtag: #55VueltasAlSol Key Links mna.inah.gob.mx General information (Español) Boletines @mna_inah Videos Embedded Tweets ¡De dos a …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Omar Colonial cities in Mexico were laid out in a grid fashion with a plaza at the center. The word ‘zócalo’ means ‘pedestal’ and usage dates back to a planned monument that was never completed beyond the pedestal. Nevertheless, the word was used not only to describe Mexico City’s plaza but most plazas throughout …

Mexico City’s Air Quality

Screenshot Rolling coverage of air quality in Mexico City (Cobertura continua de la calidad del aire en la Ciudad de México) Key Links aire.cdmx.gob.mx @Aire_CDMX Tweets by Aire_CDMX Embedded Tweets (May 2019) Ciudad de México, hoy a las 4pm. pic.twitter.com/VTIdj4STRd — Santiago Arau (@Santiago_Arau) May 13, 2019 For four straight days, the Mexico City has …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …