Tourism gives another large boost to the area – visitors are often drawn by the turbulent history of subsequent cultures stacking their accomplishments on top of the previous ones.
This cultural variety has educated Mexico City's palate, resulting in culinary delight.
The Distrito Federal of Mexico is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world. F.," the Federal District is a good point to start on a journey of discovery of the Mexican Republic.
Mexico City overflows with interesting sites to see, from pre-Columbian to modern and cosmopolitan.
Los Pinos, the official residence of the President of Mexico, is nestled inside these woods, along with the National Auditorium, the city's large and modern auditorium which stages world famous performances.
Just north of Chapultepec is the elegant commercial and residential neighborhood of Polanco.
Chapultepec/ Polanco The Bosque de Chapultepec and surrounding area is located just outside the city center.
Several museums are tucked away within this enormous green space, including the National Anthropology Museum, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Papalote Children's Museum.
Nearby is La Feria, the city's oldest amusement park.
The nickname "the city of palaces" resulted from both Spanish and local nobility attempting to outdo each other and build the most extravagant residence.
Wealthy families also sponsored the building of churches and other public centres like museums, galleries and parks (many remain today in well-preserved fashion).
Summer months are wet in Mexico City and the wintertime is mild; temperatures rarely drop below freezing and snow is a myth that only comes to life every several decades.
Efforts to make the giant city more environmentally friendly have succeeded in reducing air pollution by up to 90 per cent since the early 1990s in some sectors.