The multi-faceted culture of the Mexican capital is a wonder waiting to be explored
Centuries ago, Aztec explorers ventured into unclaimed territory and established a new capital city, Tenochtitlán, to demonstrate the reach and power of the Aztec empire. Centuries later, Mexico City, Mexico’s bustling, lively capital, stands where Tenochtitlán once stood.
Take a tour of Mexico City this fall and immerse yourself in the fascinating art and architecture of the Aztec, Spanish, and Mexica peoples. You’ll enjoy mild weather and smaller crowds as you explore the city’s living history. Contact our flight coordinators today to arrange your charter flight to Mexico City.
For first-time visitors, we recommend you get a taste of each culture that has shaped the region over the centuries. Here are a few things to do on your cultural tour of Mexico City.
Embrace Life on the Day of the Dead
Mexico City bursts into a riot of color on the Day of the Dead (November 2, 2023) as residents honor their deceased loved ones with makeshift altars, floral wreaths, and candy treats shaped like skulls and bones. Loud, joyous revelers in skeleton costumes parade through the city streets, festooning local cemeteries with candles and flowers in celebration of beloved ancestors.
Despite the name, the Day of the Dead is a celebration of life, and visitors who embrace the spirit of Día de los Muertos are welcome to join in the festivities.
Sail Through the Floating Gardens of Xochimilo
Even during winter, the Floating Gardens beckon visitors with their vivid colors and lively ambiance. Hop on a brightly painted trajinera (Mexico City’s equivalent of Venice’s gondolas) and glide through the ancient canals as mariachi bands play, vendors sell delectable local treats, and the surrounding beauty of these artificial islands creates a perfect backdrop for relaxing.
Dig Deep at Museo del Templo Mayor
Once the central temple of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the Templo Mayor is a testament to Mexico’s rich pre-Hispanic heritage. Adjacent to the ruins, the Museo del Templo Mayor showcases a vast collection of Aztec artifacts.
As you navigate its halls, you’ll encounter relics and treasures that vividly depict ancient Aztec civilization, transporting you to an ancient world that once flourished under modern Mexico City’s streets. The crisp autumn air is perfect for wandering the ruins at your own pace, affording you all the time you need to take in every detail.
Marvel at the Grandeur of the Metropolitan Cathedral
The imposing edifice of the Metropolitan Cathedral, a massive church anchoring Mexico City’s Zócalo public plaza, demands your attention. Step inside, and let the amalgamation of gothic, baroque, and neoclassical styles leave you spellbound. Each altar, chapel, and artwork inside has a tale to tell.
If you find yourself there in December, the festive spirit amplifies the cathedral’s charm tenfold. At Christmas, the cathedral glimmers with thousands of lights, while traditional “Las Posadas” processions commemorate Mary and Joseph’s journey.
Inside, the majestic altars come alive with nativity scenes, and the air resonates with hymns and prayers, creating a magical and reverent atmosphere that captures the essence of the season in Mexico’s capital.
Experience Mexico City for Yourself This Fall
Fall and winter are the perfect times of year to visit Mexico City. Enjoy warm days, cool evenings, and smaller crowds as you explore ancient ruins, indulge in local cuisine, and immerse yourself in centuries of culture and history.
Contact Global Air Charters today to arrange your charter flight to Mexico City.