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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)

"Our arrival in Mexico City was a bit of a blur. As soon as we had our luggage, we caught a taxi to Casa Paulo Hotel. It was nighttime and all we could see was a vague impression of a myriad of lights. The drive seemed to take ages, but finally our taxi pulled up at our hotel."

Mexico City was originally built on the island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan , and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as México Tenochtitlán, and as of 1585 it was officially known as La Ciudad de México (Mexico City). Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial centre of a major part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain was achieved, the Federal District was created in 1824. It remains the capital city of Mexico and is one of the world's largest and most polluted cities.

Mexico City and Mexico

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