As a traveller, a tourist an adventurist, etc., we all crave for places of great attractions, beautiful scene, serene environment and at least a fun filled place. Central Mexico is an embodiment of all these qualities, in fact, it is safe to say that Central Mexico is the home of all these qualities and much more. In a brief look into the history of central Mexico one can see that Mexico history goes back to the ancient times. Olmecs (1400–400 BC), whose giant stone head can be found seen in Mexican Museum in Mexico City and Jalapa and the open-air Sapphire park in Villa Hermosa is the earliest known civilization in central Mexico and Gulf Region. The Toltec civilization also influenced Mexico. A country rich in history, tradition and culture. It is made up of 31 states and one third of the federal districts and also the third largest country in Latin America. Many of the Mexican rural areas are still inhabited by indigenous people, with a lifestyle similar to that of their ancestors, which is a clear evidence that the past cultures and events are still apparent in the city. With these few historical review of this city, let us now consider some of the must-be-places in the city.
Mexico City: a city that is ranked as one of the world’s best cities for street food consistently, and also the home of the largest and most impressive squares in the world. Also, two of the most important 20th century artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are prominently featured in museums around the town. Mexico City has abundance of word class museums, such as National Museum of Anthropology, a place you would not mind spending your whole day in. Mexico City is a place where you can run around for a whole week and still not see everything. Because there are a lot to see.
Pyramids of Teotihuacan: depending on traffic, the Aztec pyramid of Teotihuacan is just about 1–2-hour drive outside Mexico City. The place where the gods were created was built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD. Teotihuacan is Mexico’s most visited archaeological site, as the massive pyramid of the sun offers an amazing view of the complex of pyramid and ruins, and a horizon that extends for many miles.
Queretaro: Queretaro, which is a (UNESCO) world class heritage site can be reached directly by bus from the Mexico City Airport, or from a bus station. The Roman style aqueduct built some 300 years ago is one of its major highlights. The old town is a gem, it features colourful architecture and an abundance of lots of fascinating good restaurants, cafes pubs and shops.
San Miguel de Allende: this is the home to some of Mexico’s most expensive real estate. The streets are lined with colourful buildings all with terracotta roofs.
Pena de Bernal (one of the world’s largest rock formations): Pena de Bernal measures about 1,421 feet, which is one of the world’s tallest monoliths tower over the charming Mexican village called Bernal. Being a home to just about 4,000 people and not being very touristy, it is extremely beautiful, and it is a good place to sip tequila, hike and enjoy good meals. Did I mention that it is also a great place to shop for high quality items?
Puebla: this is the birthplace of mole poblano, the dish referred to as national dish of Mexico, a meal that combines around 20 ingredients into a rich sauce, with a combination of chocolate stuffed with pork or chicken. Puebla, which is one of the foodies’ capitals of Mexico also offers amazing bang for buck on a romantic getaway. Did I also mention that Puebla is where Cinco de Mayo came from?
Cholula: this is basically a suburb of Puebla. It is most famous for its massive pyramid Tepanapa, stunning views of the nearby Popocatepetl volcano. It also has about 37 churches.