Me with presidential palace behind in zocolo

Quick Tour Of Mexico City

Mexico City flag in ZocoloI spent three days in Mexico City, two of them with a great friend of mine. She was one of my roommates when we were in Spain studying at IE Business School.

I was 100% purely a tourist in Mexico City. I wanted to see the capital, my friend was going to be there, and it was a convenient place to stop before heading down to Chiapas.

I have too many pictures so I’m trying out a new plug-in for the site. You can click on a picture to open it to full size. Once open you can click on close/next/previous or use the keyboard to go left/right or hit escape to close. It’s not perfect yet and the spacing can use some work, but I’ll get it right next time or stop using it! 🙂


Zocalo is the main square in Mexico City. It has the national palace, cathedral, and lots of other important buildings. There are tons of shops in the area and high-end retail. It was still decorated from the Independence Day festivities that occurred a few days earlier.

Cathedral in zocolo


zocolo plaza


Mexican Independence Day Decorations

Independence Day Decorations

Me with presidential palace behind in zocolo

Presidential Palace

City Scenes

Mexico City is very beautiful and modern. Below are some pictures that attempt to capture this.


The food in Mexico is amazing. I better say that again. The food in Mexico is amazing!

Below are some of the things I ate. Admittedly, I’ve been on a tamale streak the past few days. I can’t get enough of them and I’ve already tried most of the fried dishes here.

Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle is one of the few castles in North America. It’s hard to get a picture of the castle itself, but below are some pictures from the park and castle area. Strangely, an Austrian once ruled Mexico from here!


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