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 …

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 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 ¡Por una #CiudadSustentable! 🚎🚲🌳 Consulta en tiempo real el #ÍndiceAireYSalud y protégete: ➡️ https://t.co/kHPyhWIaAt pic.twitter.com/IbpuxBLiuh — Gobierno CDMX (@GobCDMX) March 6, 2020 Embedded Tweets (May …

Mexico City’s Coyoacán Neighborhood

Photo: Market Coyoacán (‘The coyote waterplace’ in Náhuatl) is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) in Mexico City. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/9M5P2AeUhvErJcmc9 Cultural World The district’s main square is a middle-class suburb centered on two busy squares, Jardín Centenario and Plaza Hidalgo. An important street in Coyoacán is Francisco Sosa which starts in Avenida Universidad and …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México Links related to Mexico City presented in somewhat random order: Headlines Los ambulantes y la Union Tepito – Universal @hdemauleon Gold bar found beneath Mexico City street was part of Moctezuma’s treasure Mexico City’s Best Green Spaces – @fryechild Palacio de los Condes se abre a innovación y cultura – Universal …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Northeast Corner Mexico City boasts one of the most storied plazas in the world. The Zócalo is the place to go to visit the Templo Mayor, National Palace and National Cathedral and is the heart of the Centro Historico, Mexico City and the nation itself. The Zócalo is bounded on the north by Cinco …

Mexico City’s Historic Center

Photo: Regia, Calle Donceles Updating a 20+ year old guide. Corrections and suggestions are welcome. Google Maps Where to eat Los Girasoles, Tacuba #8A. Adjacent to the National Art Museum and the Carlos IV statue, this restaurant offers a new take a traditional cuisine. Valet parking is available. La Casa de las Sirenas, Republica de …

CEHM: Studying Mexico’s History

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Carso Center for the Study of the History of Mexico (Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso) – cehm.org.mx – was created in 1965. The objective was and is to recover printed and documentary works concerning the history of Mexico, from the viceregal period to the present day. …

La Ciudadela Crafts Market

Photo: Parking Mexico City – La Ciudadela Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías de La Ciudadela) features curiosities and crafts handmade in Mexico, such as embroidery, glassware, onyx figures, and jewelry. The market was created to compliment the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when the government called artisans from across the country to showcase their work for …

Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast day …