Festival of Mexican History

January 30, 2013

What would happen if you mixed the Woodstock music festival with the History Channel, and put the whole thing together south of the border? If you're curious to find out for yourself, head to Mexico City in late March for the Festival Centro Historico! The city enters into over a week of ceaseless activity centered around the art, history, and culture of Mexico and Latin America. Seated in the heart of the ancient Aztec empire, treat yourself to a fiesta of opportunities! Go high-class and spend an evening at the opera ... or if the visual arts are your interest, arrange a tour of the National Palace (site of Moctezuma's palace prior to the Spanish conquest) and view the series of Diego Rivera murals that dig into 500 years of Mexican history. Those murals took the artist six years to finish, and are considered by many to be the pinnacle of his work. Or simply enjoy the "movable feast" in the Zocalo, the enormous town square, which will be packed to the gills with music stages, dance performances, and a bevy of unique and delicious eats and drinks. This festival takes the wide array of historical and cultural attractions already found in Mexico City, and dials that experience up to an "11!"

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