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dmutzman Apr 17th, 2005 08:38 PM

Must See Site in Mexico or Brazil
 
Hello Friends,
I am scheduled to travel on the job to Sao Palo and Mexico City in June. I can only really afford maybe Friday night on the town and all day Saturday. Can anyone kindly recommend a must-see attraction at either city? Any info will be much appreciated.


Thank You.

Pausanias Apr 18th, 2005 05:24 AM

If your taste runs to museums, the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City can easily take us the better part of a day -- even a quick walk through the galleries takes couple of hours. Then you could spend some time people watching in the nearby parks and have dinner in the neighborhood.

Or you could go downtown to the Zocalo, see the Templo Mayor and its museum, visit the Rivera murals at the National Palace.

Or maybe a trip out to Teotihuacan, climb a pyramid or two. Make sure you see the Temple of Quetzalcoatl in the area called "The Citadel."

Lots to choose from




talavera_timbre Apr 18th, 2005 12:55 PM

Great suggestions! dmutzman: just to clarify, you will have Friday night and all day Saturday in Mexico City (aside from Sao Palo)? Will you be trekking alone? D.F. is such a fantastic city----wherever your excursions take you there, I can almost guarantee that you'll leave with plans on returning!

dmutzman Apr 21st, 2005 05:49 PM

Thanks a million for the suggestions, this is very much appreciated. Just to clarify, it will be different weeks to the locations, I just planned on taking advantage of the business trips but I have to be back by following Monday.

Thanks again.

TioGringo Apr 22nd, 2005 11:09 AM

The suggestions made by Pausanias are all great.

Another option, if you don't want to do any moving around, is to stay around Polanco or even the Zona Rosa and concentrate on stuff around Chapultepec --- there's enough there to keep a guy busy for a full weekend (and more). That's where you'll find the Archaelogy museum. Up on the hill is the magnificent Chapultepec Castle and its many historical exhibits. Across the street from the Archaelogy museum is an outstanding contemporary art museum. Chapultepec park is kind of cool in and of itself, and you'll also find a very good zoo there, and Six Flags Mexico (if roller coasters are up your alley).

Anyway, just a thought...

Have fun!
Mark
www.tiogringo.com

geo007 Apr 25th, 2005 04:19 PM

What exactly are you looking for in Sao Paulo-Brasil?Good restaurants,nigtlife,shopping?As you said youŽll have only Friday night and Saturday;late you said you have to be back to work on Monday.If you have the whole weekend I can suggest you many things:Theatro Municipal-(1911);Patio do Colegio(XVII century);Old train station(1926).Tell me more about your expectations.


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