ZÓCALO (MEXICO CITY) | Eileen Aldis
ZÓCALO (MEXICO CITY) | Eileen Aldis


Hi guys! This video is all about highlights of historic
Mexico City and what I think would make a great day around the Zócalo. Beginning with the Metropolitan Cathedral. One of the most iconic structures in the whole city. It was built on the site of the sacred Aztec
Templo Mayor and stone from that temple was apparently used to build the new Spanish cathedral. It’s said that Cortés himself laid the
first stone of the existing cathedral and construction on it began in 1573 but it
was a work in progress for a very long time during the entire duration of the colonial period. After visiting the cathedral,
I recommend getting a bite to eat at Sanborns. It’s a huge Mexican chain and its flagship restaurant
is located not very far away from the Zócalo. And it’s not so much about the restaurant
here, even though it’s delicious, as about the beautiful and very historic building
that it’s located in. It’s called Casa de los Azulejos or ‘House of Tiles’
and it’s actually an 18th-century palace. The building is covered on three sides
by blue and white tiles from Puebla. Construction began in 1793 but they didn’t
add the tiles until a little bit later, which caused quite a stir
and gave the house its name, House of Tiles. There’re beautiful murals inside and you
can sit in the central courtyard and enjoy your meal. I personally love the chicken soup
and guacamole with chips. A stones throw away from the House of Tiles
is one of my favourite buildings in all of Mexico City. The Palacio Postal, which is the
central post office from the city. It’s still an operating post office so you
can go and buy your stamps there or send a postcard if you’d like to. It is absolutely gorgeous and the architect
was the original architect of the Palacio de Bellas Artes across the street. It’s an eclectic design from the early 20th
century and the beautiful bronze railings inside were cast in Florence. The post office was heavily damaged during
the earthquake in 1985 in Mexico City but it’s been beautifully restored
and is really one of my favourite places I visited. Just across the street from the post office
and behind Bellas Artes is Alameda Central Park. Mexico City does parks really, really well
and this park is no exception. It’s full of beautiful green space, mature trees,
people sitting enjoying the sunshine and fountains. This area used to be an Aztec marketplace
and it was turned into a park in 1529. We were really lucky that a spontaneous hip-hop
battle was going on when we were there and it grew quite a crowd including us. From the park, you’ll get a great view of
the Latin American Tower. And at 44 stories, it was the tallest building
in all of Latin America back when it was built in 1956. It is very striking on the skyline
and reminds me of a set from Mad Men. You can buy tickets down below to go up
to the observation deck where you can get a great view of the city. It’s very solidly built and is famous for
surviving several earthquakes in Mexico City thanks to its brilliant engineering. I think the best way to end your day is back at the
Bellas Artes where you can go into the theatre itself for a performance of the Ballet Folklórico de México. This is a dance company that was
founded back in 1952. They do several performances a week and I
suggest getting your tickets early because it’s a very popular event for good reason. They do traditional dances with gorgeous costumes
and music from all over Mexico. It was an amazing cultural event. I loved every single second of it. I didn’t really know what to expect but I loved it. There’s just colour and music
and unforgettable performances with tons of people on stage at the same time or sometimes just one or two people. You won’t forget it and I think it’s a
great way to end a day around the Zócalo. I hope you found this video helpful if you’re planning
to spend some time around the Zócalo in Mexico City. Please give this video a thumbs up if you
enjoyed it and if you haven’t already, please subscribe to my channel for more travel videos
and I’ll see you in my next one.

54 thoughts on “ZÓCALO (MEXICO CITY) | Eileen Aldis”

  1. Eileen Aldis says:

    Have you been to these places? What are your favourite spots in and around the Zócalo?

  2. Nancy Johnson says:

    You sure get around…..thanks for sharing these awesome places.

  3. Norberto Ramirez says:

    good bye Way Away! Hello Eileen Aldis 😃

  4. Mx global says:

    excelent excelent video like always!! 🙂 youre a pretty mexican of a clean soul

  5. Gabriel Leal says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome video about my beloved CDMX 🙂

  6. raul martinez says:

    The historic center is such a fun place. Just up the street from Azulejos along 5 de Mayo is La Opera bar. You might get a kick out of it as it is known for a bullet hole on the ceiling – courtesy of Pancho Villa. Lots of history and I think you will like it.

  7. Ivan Sanchez says:

    nice video! 😀

  8. LACH lach says:

    Im proud of being Mexican/Canadian… CANADA & MEXICO the jewels of North America 👏👍 Great videos definitely I suscribed 🙂 Orgullosamente mexico-canadiense … viajen a Canada es un muy lindo país .

  9. Maria Mar says:

    Hola Si te gusta México…a mi me encanta Canadá… Yo viví en ese hermoso país… Toronto por st. clear y bathrus…hermoso me gustaría de nuevo vivir allá.

  10. Deirdre Clarke says:

    Wow! U really make me want to go to Mexico City 👣

  11. Batsu Tsukuyomi says:

    One of the best places in all Ciudad de México <3

  12. Erik Crz A. says:

    Tienes que visitar XCARET en CANCUN, simplemente te enamorarás, saludos y buenos videos

  13. Juan Gomez says:

    Nice Channel…. I suscribed here…and your Instagram !!!
    Saludos dsd México !! Good vibes always !!

  14. Miguel Angel says:

    By the way the national sport in México is La Charreria *3:53
    Nice video, I love Palacio Postal.

  15. Mark mcCurdy says:

    A great video and learning experience! I’m learning there is so much more there than I might have imagined!
    There is great beauty….talent in so many forms…. a deep culture….world class architecture….people that are gracious and happy…
    ….a zest for living and celebrating….a way of life that might be envied by many. Gracias Mexico!

  16. javirodo says:

    Excellent video as always, but I miss you visit the "Palacio National".regards

  17. Mylon Ash says:

    When I view your postings I am reminded much I have taken Mexico City for granted over the years.  Mexico City has always been a fly-in and drive out to my destination process.  No more.  I am becoming a bit of an expert thru your postings and anticipate booking a flight for me and my children in the next few months.  Many thanks for opening my eyes, Eileen.

  18. PixarFreak1 says:

    Your thumbnails are always so epic. Did you get a chance to see a soccer game in any of the big stadiums?

  19. joseafalvel says:

    I'm so glad you are enjoiying this beautiful city. I hope your fantastic work inspires other people to visit Mexico City.

  20. juan quintana says:

    FROM;LAS VEGAS;nice and amusing video; LOVE MEXICO CITY;THANK YOU

  21. elopark1 says:

    Nice review! Congrats! Funny thing, i saw my sister in your video (she dances at bellas artes palace)

  22. SubCulture Recall says:

    I love that your captured that rap battle! Your videos are always helpful!
    It's giving my husband and me so many ideas for our trip!
    Thank you!

  23. roberto c says:

    Beautiful zocalo .. Excellent video 👍🏼

  24. Hombre de Mercurio says:

    2:20 mc dinero

  25. flor de primavera says:

    Zocalo is one of my favorite places in the mexican capital, thank you Eileen! for showing our country Mexico to the world:D

  26. marco torres says:

    I really enjoy the fact that you don't just go to places and walk around but actually take the time to explain each place.

  27. Jon Snow says:

    every time I see one of your videos, it makes me want to go to Mexico city even more.

  28. Ramses Del Campo says:

    I looove the way you talk about my country, you sure make me feel homesick when I look at your videos, I enjoy the way you explore and explain how to go about the city and the places you have been, I grew up in la Zona Rosa and went to school in la Condesa, been away for too many years! But you definitely bring me back!! Please don't stop! Gracias

  29. NorthVan_Dan says:

    I highly recommend the free walking tour around Centro with Estacion Tours – we started in front of the Cathedral and walked for 3 hours – including all the sites in your video. Our guide was a cultural anthropology student – I cannot believe how much we learned in 3 hours: history, culture, architecture, cuisine, politics. It was a great intro to CDMX!

  30. DEADmaggot69 says:

    l as a Mexican national i do appreciate some one who really do their home work about mexicos people ,and culture.

  31. Fremen Warrior says:

    Don't forget to mention that on the top floor of the Palacio Postal is the Naval Museum maintained by the Mexican Navy, and it's free. Also, the Centro Historico is teaming with great museums, like the Colegio de San Idelfonso, the Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) and the Franz Mayer Museum (and collection).

  32. Karen V. Morales says:

    Thank you for coming 💙

  33. NSDA X says:

    as an architecture student I really enjoyed your videos. I love your cultural perspective. Greetings from Peru.

  34. Sara Polo says:

    superb!!!

  35. Designing Life says:

    Cool. Im staying walking distance from Zocalo. Def on my list.

  36. roberto c says:

    I really like your videos ..👌🏻👍🏼

  37. Elizabeth Reaney says:

    Did you go up to the observation deck? Love the ballet!

  38. Oscar Manuel says:

    Excelente video, solo una pequeña observación, "Zócalo" es la plancha donde está la bandera, que está rodeada de los palacios aledaños y la catedral; así se le llama específicamente a esa "plaza"
    Así que en vez de poner "Zócalo", podrías llamarle Centro Histórico, creo que sería mejor para la descripción, entendimiento y lingüística de tu video.
    Esperamos pronto de nuevo tu visita, ahora a otro estado de tantos que tiene Nuestro México Lindo, Saludos.

  39. a4achtung says:

    Visiting CDMX next week!!

  40. Yomero Yomismo says:

    I like the style you apply to the narrative in your short films. You do not get political or sensationalistic like nearly all american travel documentalists

  41. caros reyes Guzmán says:

    felicidades Eileen tú si sabes saludos

  42. Abel Rosales says:

    I just found out your videos and I have to say they are so much fun and very well produced! You showed my country beautifully and made me so proud to be Mexican! Saludos y muchas gracias!

  43. Abel Carrillo says:

    Any suggestions on hotels to stay near the zocalo?

  44. Blanca Torres says:

    You can go to the roof of the Catedral for amazing views, The Templo Mayor, Palacio de Gobierno

  45. Juan Rodriguez Garcia says:

    You should visit El Cerro Del Cubilete "aka" (Cristo Rey)>(Christ the King) one of the most historically important religious shrines in Mexico. The statue serves as a "rebuke to the suppressors of religious freedom" who sought to quash the Church during the persecution of Christians in Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century. The church sits at 8,900 ft in a mountain in Silao Municipality in Guanajuato, Mexico.

  46. DUKE MM says:

    you need to go to the basilica de guadalupe and the villita and other amazing place to visit in CDMX

  47. Coquis :3 says:

    Hello!
    I'm Jorge, and I have seen your Mexico City's videos.
    Is amazing how you reaction to my City, because so much people from here don't knows the wonderfulls her own city. Too, i like how you informs about our history, culture and traditions.
    A greeting to United States and a greeting to you!

  48. Amisha Pandya says:

    I was just in Mexico City 10 days ago and did every single thing in this video! It was all wonderful – thank you so much for all the suggestions!! We also went to the Palacio National and enjoyed Diego Rivera's murals, and checked out Templo Mayor. The walk from the Zocalo to Bellas Artes was really fun too because it was an all-pedestrian street. Although we didn't get to eat at Sanborn's because were short on time, we did go inside to take a peek and it looked awesome! Directly across from it was a pretty impressive Dali exhibit! And I went to the cafe on the 8th floor of Sears across from Bellas Artes. It was tucked away in the furniture section but I found it! After Alameda Central, I walked to the Monument of the Revolution and took an elevator to the top and I highly recommend that. All this was on a Sunday so the streets were closed to traffic which made my walk extremely pleasant! I capped off the day with a visit to Chapultapec Castle and made the hard climb up to the castle itself. But it was so well worth it! The previous day, I went to Teotihuacan in the daytime and went to Lucha Libre that night! It was a very fulfilling trip. I should also mention that I walked along Reforma and enjoyed the Angel and also the Diana fountain. I would like to return so that I can go to Xochimilco next time and I'd also love to visit Museo Soumaya. I was bummed that I didn't get to those on this trip, but we were only there for 2.5 days….

  49. ぼーまー says:

    ここが‼️ZOCALO初めて知りました‼️20周年記念

  50. Roy Martínez says:

    This is amazing! may I use this video for a music video I will be making? If I get your permission i'll credit you at the end.

  51. Alberto Rodriguez says:

    Great vid

  52. msergio0293 says:

    The intro combined with the music is just amazing!

  53. Genaro Alberto Castillo says:

    Great video! Thank you for speaking well of our city

  54. Anything Really says:

    Cool Video

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *