Mexico - Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

"Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world's largest and most densely populated cities. It has five Aztec temples, the ruins of which have been identified, a cathedral (the largest on the continent) and some fine 19th- and 20th-century public buildings such as the Palacio de las Bellas Artes. Xochimilco lies 28 km south of Mexico City. With its network of canals and artificial islands, it testifies to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat in the midst of an unfavourable environment. Its characteristic urban and rural structures, built since the 16th century and during the colonial period; have been preserved in an exceptional manner." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Map of Historic Mexico City
Thanks to Elsa of Mexico.

Postcard 2 - Historic Center of Mexico City

Aerial view of Beautiful Arts Palace and Tower "Latinoamerican" of Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico). My first postcard of Mexico. Nice colorful stamps. Thanks to Laura who lives in Mexico City. Muchos gracias.

Postcard 3 - Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City
A beautiful night view of the Palace of Fine Arts of UNESCO World Heritage historic centre of Mexico City. Thanks to CG of Mexico City.

Postcard 4 - Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the largest and oldest in the Americas. Thanks to CG of Mexico City.

Postcard 5 - Xochimilco
A beautiful postcard of leisure boat travel along canals of Xochimilco. It is located south of Mexico City where during Aztec times, the locals will travel by boats (chalupas and trajineras) to Tenochtitlan. Thanks so much to Laura of Mexico City. Muchos gracias.

Postcard 6 - Xochimilco
Multi-View of Xochimilco. Postcard was mailed in March 2018 and received on May 25, 2018. Unfortunately, the stamp was not cancelled.

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