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 …

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’s Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

Photo: TJ DeGroat, Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares Mexico City – The Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Cultures or MNCP), Avenida Hidalgo #289, corner with Allende, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, “fosters interest, respect and appreciation of its own cultural achievements among Mexican society, and promotes respect for the cultural pluralism …

Mexico City’s Alameda Park

Photo: Tom Buckley, Policia Charra Publisher’s note – This feature was last updated in the early 2008. Major update soon. Visitors are frequently surprised by the greenery in Alameda Park, one of the finest and most storied city parks in the world. Cottonwood trees (alamos) were planted in the late 1500s and these trees (long …

Mexico City 1968: Tlatelolco

Poster Remembering the October 2, 1968 massacre in the Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City. Hashtag: #2DeOctubre, #Tlatelolco68 Google Maps goo.gl/maps/WXGzPKphQKC43db7A Headlines Mexico’s Tlatelolco Massacre, and Its Echoes Today As Mexico marks 50th anniversary of Tlatelolco massacre, students say they’re still under attack Javier Barros Sierra, el gran rector frente a la tragedia – @revistaproceso 2 …

2017 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo: Ciudad de Oaxaca Turismo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2017: Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead Playlist Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern …

Gastronomic heritage and traditional cuisine of Tlalpan

Photo: Cuicuilco Mmmm, caldo Tlalpeño! Part of the seminar series “Cocinas en México, procesos biosociales, históricos y reproducción cultural” explores the Gastronomic heritage and traditional cuisine of Tlalpan (Patrimonio gastronómico o cocina tradicional en Tlapan) Speakers Gerardo Mora Jiménez / CCC de la Ciudad de México Esther Gallardo González / DEAS – INAH YouTube Flickr Facebook …

Mexico City Hosts Annual Indigenous Culture Fiesta

Mexico City hosts the Festival of Indigenous Cultures 2017 in the Zócalo September 1-10.  Hashtag: #CiudadSinMuros Celebrating the pluricultural and multiethnic diversity of Mexico City and the world, the event includes more than 800 exhibitors. Around 400 artistic and cultural activities are planned. The Festival of Indigenous Cultures 2017 exalts the cultural beauty of the Mexican towns through its …