Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023

Mexico City: Cultural, Luxurious and Splendid

The first recommendation to anyone visiting the Mexican capital will always be the following: choose your accommodation well.

Mexico City: Cultural, Luxurious and Splendid

Mexico City is a vibrant and energetic city. And as such, it must be experienced. So much so that one visit is not enough. There is always something to see, something to try, and many streets to explore.

Therefore, the first recommendation to anyone visiting the Mexican capital will always be the following: choose your accommodation well, and you need to rest well every night not to miss anything. With this in mind, the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City is one of the best options.

A must-see place in Mexico City is the Chapultepec Forest, the green lung of the big city. And near this magnificent green area, the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City in the Polanco neighborhood is a great option: you can walk there in less than five minutes, and, in addition to comfort, it will offer you an incredible panoramic view of the infinite mass of vegetation of one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Latin America from its highest floors. Those who want a more informal, daring, and creative lodging can always book a room at its neighbor (door to door) and brother: the W Mexico City.

A walk through history awaits you in Chapultepec. Here, Moctezuma built an aqueduct, and Hernan Cortes set out to conquer the Spanish Crown. The Niños Heroes defended the Castle against the American invasion, which today houses the National Museum of History, but which in the past served as lodging for viceroys, archdukes, and even Porfirio Diaz himself, the president who was the one who served seven terms as President of Mexico. After Diaz declared himself the winner for an eighth term, his electoral opponent, Francisco I. Madero issued the Plan of San Luis Potosi, calling for armed rebellion against Diaz, leading to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution.

The building is a baroque and neoclassical jewel in itself. Still, the interior spaces of this old fort are also remarkable, where paintings, drawings, engravings, furniture, and household goods compete for the visitor's attention. A gala carriage and a marble bathtub here, a Mayan codex there, and even a tzompantli or wall of skulls displayed without qualms to remind us that there was a time when the pre-Hispanic Indians had to defend Tenochtitlan against the European conquest.

However, it is the colorful murals and altarpieces that portray the different historical stages of Mexico that are the lords and masters of the Chapultepec fortress. The battles, the constitution, the dictatorship... and the revolution were well portrayed by the master David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of 'The Three Greats,' along with José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Let's remember that the objective of the most outstanding Mexican muralist artists was to try to bring art closer to the people through grandiose interventions in public spaces, something impossible with easel works.

And just a few minutes from this palace, there is another more modern one, with more than 300 rooms and suites. The JW Marriott Mexico hotel stands out among the category proposals with a critical location.

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