The Aztec ruins in Mexico City are nothing short of remarkable. There is so much to experience in this amazingly rich city and experiencing these ruins is just one piece of a massive puzzle. My trip to Mexico City has forever changed me and my impression of this people and the land. It’s people are as rich and varied as the land. There is a sense of tradition, honor and culture that has lasted years upon years.
My adventure here started with a delicious brunch at an impeccable restaurant with delicious food and service that is second to none.
After a great breakfast with tantalizing tastes I waled down a cobbled street that opened onto a grand sweeping plaza. The town square is walled in on all size by stalwart buildings such as the presidential palace and grand cathedrals.
The palace is an adventure itself, but I’ll save that for another story. The Aztec ruins were unearthed when workers sought to rebuild a part of the city. Pieces of the ancient culture started emerging from the soil and workers quickly found the remnants of a great city that was built inside of and on top of a lake that once was the foundation of Mexico City. There are some amazing pieces still in the ground that you can walk amongst as well as a modern museum with some of the more fragile and valued pieces.
The builders of this ancient civilization were not ignorant savages that built grand cities by luck or happenstance. Great cities of trade and culture once existed on the very grounds that I toured revealing bits and pieces of a story of a people so long ago with rich and vibrant lives that match those of the people who inhabit the city to this very day.
Amazingly some of the colors used to decorate the artifacts and city walls still remain to this day. They have survived hundreds of years of weather and modern day pollutions to show the intricate details and painstaking work that went into building the city.
While Mexico’s crystal blue waters call to me with their coolness and under-water adventures of eye-popping fish and surroundings I found that Mexico City itself is too worth a trip to see and feel its experiences. I can highly recommend that you take time to experience the food, sights and culture inside the city.