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Mexico City Cathedral

Museums in Mexico City 

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The Greater Mexico City population is over 21 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.

Mexico’s capital is the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of the earliest founded by Native Americans. The city was initially built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan. Following the Spanish conquest, it was redesigned and rebuilt to Spanish tastes and served as the political, administrative, and financial center of a significant part of the Spanish colonial empire. Following independence from Spain, it has developed as the vibrant capital of Mexico.

Mexico City Museum

  • Museo Soumaya
  • Museo Nacional de Antropología
  • Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • Chapultepec Castle
  • Templo Mayor Museum
  • Museo de Arte Moderno
  • Museo Nacional de Arte
  • Museo de Arte Popular
  • Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo
  • National Palace
  • University Museum Contemporary Art
  • Museo Jumex
  • Museo Dolores Olmedo
  • Museo Franz Mayer
  • Museo Anahuacalli
  • Museo Nacional de Historia
  • Museo Mural Diego Rivera
  • Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
  • Leon Trotsky Museum, Mexico City
  • Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
  • Former College of San Ildefonso
  • Museo del Objeto del Objeto
  • Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
  • Papalote Museo del Niño
  • Toy Museum Old Mexico Street Art
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio
  • Citibanamex Culture Palace, Palacio de Iturbide
  • Interactive Museum of Economics
  • Museo del Tequila and Mezcal
  • Museo Nacional de las Culturas
  • Estanquillo Museum
  • The National Museum of San Carlos
  • Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, A.C
  • Museo del Chocolate
  • Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares
  • Jose Luis Cuevas Museum
  • National Museum of Interventions
  • Museo Nacional de la Estampa
  • Museum of El Carmen
  • Museo Universitario del Chopo
  • Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum
  • Arte Carrillo Gil Museum
  • Museum of Caricature
  • National Museum of the Revolution
  • Museum of Light, Mexico City
  • Palace of the Inquisition
  • Kurimanzutto
  • Universum
  • Museo Archivo de la Fotografía

Mexico City

  • City:                      Mexico City
  • Spanish:              Ciudad de México
  • Country:              Mexico
  • Incorporated:     1907
  • Population:         1 million – Metro

Mexico City

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“A secret between two is God’s secret. A secret between three is known to all.”
– Mexican Proverb

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Photo Credit: By Francisco Diez [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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