WHAT TO DO, SEE AND TRY IN MEXICO CITY
Teotihuacan Archaeological Site
Teotihuacan is located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City and was one of the largest urban centers of the prehispanic world.
Teotihuacan means “the place where the gods were created” and its construction began around 2,100 years ago.
The city’s main street, with a length of more than 2 miles, is known as the Avenue of the Dead and contains three major pyramid complexes: Pyramid of the Moon, Pyramid of the Sun, and the Temple of the Feathered Serpent. (more info)
Frida Kahlo Museum (The Blue House)
House of one of the most famous Mexican artists: Frida Kahlo. Today it is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of the artist.
Located in the neighborhood Colonia Del Carmen, 20 minutes away from Universidad Panamericana, it is one of the most famous museums of the city, because there is where Frida was born, grew up, lived with her husband Diego Rivera (another famous Mexican artist), and died.
The museum includes artwork by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and other Mexican folk art artists, photographs of Frida’s life, personal items, and more. All of these are displayed in the house rooms, which remains much as it was in the 1950s. (more info)
National Museum of Anthropology
This is one of the most emblematic museums preserving Mexico’s indigenous legacy and its architecture impress those who visit it from all over the world.
The National Museums of Anthropology, designed by architect Pedro Ramírez, is located at the heart of Chapultepec Forest (40 minutes from Universidad Panamericana), promoting a connection between the building and the natural surroundings.
The collection of the museum includes some major pieces, such as the monumental sculpture of Coatlicue, the Sun Stone, the Tizoc Stone, and the colossal head of a Xiuhcoatl (fire serpent). (more info)
University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC)
The MUAC is located in the Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), just 30 minutes away from Universidad Panamericana.
Its collection safeguards and studies work produced since 1952, year in which University City, UNAM’s campus, was inaugurated.
The museum offers programs to teach, create new experiences, and encourage aesthetic pleasure. (more info)
Palace of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes)
The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is the most important cultural center in Mexico. It has an astonishing architecture, work of the Italian architect Adamo Boari. The construction of the building began in 1904 and finished 30 years later. It has been scene of the most emblematic national and international artists.
The Palace is situated at 35 minutes from Universidad Panamericana and it’s next to the Alameda Central, an ideal urban park for a walk. (more info)