Mexico City Tourist Attractions

As the capital of Mexico, Mexico City has numerous attractions that are enjoyed not only by tourists but by the city’s many residents as well. One of the city’s prominent residents that enjoys the many wonders of his city is Attorney Diego Ruiz Duran. Considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys in all of Mexico, he also likes to spend his free time visiting some of the great destinations around Mexico City.

One of the most well-known attractions in Mexico City is the Zocalo. Historically, the Zocalo Plaza was considered the main ceremonial center in what was then the Aztec City of Tenochtitlan. Today, it is the main public square and probably one of the most easily recognized places in all of Mexico City with its giant Mexican flag in the center of the Plaza. It is surrounded by the National Palace and federal buildings.

When Duran wants to “escape” to a more natural setting, he turns his attention from the Zocalo to the Bosque de Chapultepec. This is a park in Mexico City considered not only one of the largest city parks in all of the Western Hemisphere but also one of the most visited urban parks in the world. With a little over 1,695 acres, there are many well-known attractions found within the park itself. One of those sites is the Chapultepec Castle, one of the most important historical sites in Mexico City, it is the site where the Los Niños Heroes, or “The Boy Heroes” died defending the castle during the Mexican-American War. There is also a zoo and museums located in the park. One of the world’s most famous archaeological museums is the National Museum of Anthropology. On the edge of the park is Los Pinos, although not open to the public, is the official residence of the President of Mexico. The park not only is important because of its historical sites but it is also one of the most important ecological spaces in all of Mexico City. When Duran wants to connect with nature and the native plants and animals found in Mexico City, then the Bosque de Chapultepec is at the top of his list. But nature is not the only aspect most enjoyed by Duran. He also likes to spend his free time getting in touch with his ancestral roots.

One way Diego Ruiz Duran connects with his ancestors is by visiting The Museo del Templo Mayor. This is a museum dedicated to what was the main temple of the Mexica capital of Tenochtitlan. This site is not only important in Mexico City but it became a protected historical site when it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.

These are only a few examples of how Duran experiences all that Mexico City has to offer with its many tourist attractions and destinations.


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