Mexico City is the nation’s entertainment, sports and cultural capital. For that reason, it has a wide offering of venues where you can go to concerts, theatrical performances, expos, book fairs, soccer matches, bullfights, and other exciting sports events. Among the most important are:
Bull Fights: In Mexico bullfighting is considered a form of art and is very popular in many Mexican cities. Most of the larger cities have bull rings, some have two or three, which should give you an idea about how important the bull fights are to the Mexican people. Bull fight season varies from city to city, but the show almost always takes place on a Sunday afternoon.
Mexico City is home to many theaters and many theater productions of all kinds. Among the best-known theaters for live drama or comedy are the Centro Teatral Manolo Fábregas and the Teatro Insurgentes. Teatro Sergio Magaña in Santa María La Ribera presents mainly comedies featuring television actors and actresses, while Teatro Coyoacán puts on contemporary works and Mexican cultural theater. Teatro Benito Juárez puts on Greek plays as well as other internationally famous works for incredibly affordable prices, and Teatro Pedregal presents drama at its finest, with well known actors and directors.
Mexico City often hosts some of the world's biggest names and concerts in music. The Estadio Azteca and the Teatro Metropólitan host many of these blockbuster events. The Palacio de Bellas Artes, along with being one of the city's most beautiful landmarks, also plays host to classical concerts, opera, and some theater as well. Among those who perform at the Palacio de Bellas Artes is the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, who perform both classical and contemporary works. Center.
Mexico City is full of parks and other opportunities to spend time outdoors. The 1600 acre Bosque de Chapultepec is a large park just east of the center of the city which is home to numerous attractions, including a lake, where you can hire a boat and paddle around. The Bosque de Chapultepec makes for a fun day out, whether you are taking a bike ride, a walk or just lying in the grass.
As Mexico City is such an old, historic city, the numbers of historic attractions in and near the city are endless. Probably the most popular attraction is the ancient city of Teotihuacan, with its grand pyramids of the sun and moon, along with 156 square kilometers (60 square miles) of temples, altars and other fascinating objects. The Arbol de la Noche Triste (Tree of the Sad Night) is the tree under which the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortes is said to have cried during his troops retreat from the city of Tenochtitlan. Another historic sight pertaining to Cortes is the Casa de la Malinche, the house where his Aztec lover and interpreter once lived. Probably the city's most famous monument is the Monumento a la Independencia, also known as El Ángel (the angel).
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