Sightseeing in México City

Day Two

On our second day in la Ciudad de México (México City), we went to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe) which is a Roman Catholic church, basilica and National shrine of México that holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

The main reason why we took the trip to México City was to visit the Basilica. At first I was a bit surprised seeing so many people at the Basilica, especially since it was a Monday. There is something so powerful how a common faith or belief can bring so many people together. I didn't think it would've been an emotional moment for me but it ended up being a very personal experience that I will be forever grateful of experiencing.

I took a couple pictures inside but they came out either dark or blurry. 
Outside of Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
After the Basilica we did a couple of sight seeing around Zócalo which the main square in central México City. It was the main ceremonial center in the Aztec city of  Tenochtitlan but now holds government offices like the National Palace (Palacio Nacional) and more. The balcony of the National Palace is where the President of México famously does "El Grito de Dolores" to celebrate México's Independence.

Government office National Palace (Nacional Palacio)
The balcony where the President of México stands on to do "El Grito de Dolores" on September 15
Unfortunately we got to the Museum Templo Mayor too late and it was closed. The temple is thought to be on the exact spot where the Aztecs saw their symbolic eagle sitting on a cactus with a snake in its beat, which is the the symbol of México today and on the flag. The Aztecs believed that this was literally the central of the universe.

Ruins of Templo Mayor (Templo Mayor Museum)

 Day Three

Since it was our last day in la Ciudad de México, we didn't have a lot of time to do everything on our site seeing list. We decided it would be best to take the Turibus city tour that had 4 different connecting routes. Here are some photos from that bus tour, enjoy!

Outside  of El Palacio de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas
Angel of Independence Monument
Benito Juárez Hemicycle in honor of Benito Juarez García, former president of México
Outside  of El Palacio de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas
Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María a los cielos
📷 Photographs were taken on Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom 140 with Kodak UltraMax 400 & Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.

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