Mexico City was the location of Tenochtitlan, the amazing city of the Aztecs destroyed by Cortes in the early 16th century. Little remains of the Aztec city but as buildings are replaced, archaeological digs extract more from the old Aztec ruins.
Much of the city’s interest lies in the colonial architecture as this was one of the first cities founded in the New World and sights such as the Cathedral of Mexico City shouldn’t be missed. The city is surrounded by three volcanos, the most active of which is Popocatepetl, which regularly worries citizens with its huffing and puffing.
Those interested in religion, and especially Catholic visitors, should make sure they visit the Basilica de Guadalupe which is the most important place of pilgrimage in South America for Catholics. There, in the basilica, you’ll see the cape of Juan Diego which shows the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.