Im very saddened and disheartened to hear the misconception some people have about Mexico City. The general perception is that this city is dirty and dangerous. These misconceptions tend to be perpetuated by people who have never even visited or people who are just ignorant.
In reality, Mexico City holds many wonders, rich historical sights, traditions and culture. According to the Huffpost, Mexico City has more museums than any other city in the world. There are also tons of art galleries. Not only can you find huge collections of pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary art, there are artifacts displaying Mexico’s rich cultural, social, political and economic heritage.
It is no surprise that Mexico City has a lot of similarities in comparison to European cities. It was apparent to me since I have lived in Germany, visited France and other parts of Europe.
As you explore Mexico City, you will see homes and buildings constructed in French, Italian and Spanish architectural styles. Most of these were built in the 1800s, when Mexican aristocrats traveled to Europe and modeled their surroundings based on what they saw there.
Mexico City might not be the safest place in the world, but the same can be said about every single big city in every country. If you examine the stats, it is definitely no more dangerous than any other metropolis.
The air pollution is inevitable for massive cities with heavy traffic. Mexico City has been making efforts to keep air pollution under control. They came a long way, but currently have the same ozone and air pollution levels as Los Angeles.
There are million things I could say about this city but you really have to experience it for yourself to understand just how beautiful it is.
I stayed in one of Mexico’s most vibrant and charming neighborhood, called Coyoacán. This lovely residential area was home to many famous Mexicans including Miguel de la Madrid, former president of Mexico, artists Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and many more.