Oscar winner for best foreign film, Pomegranate, by director Alfonso Cuarón, is set against the backdrop of beautiful Mexico City

Even before the official launch of the Rome movie it was one of the most commented by the cinematographic critics. At the Venice Festival won the prize for Best movie, one of the most renowned festivals of the seventh art.

The film tells the story of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young nanny who works inside the home of an upper-middle-class family. In the period of one year, the life of this family nucleus is shaken – Cleo's pregnancy itself, the separation from the bosses – and this is witnessed by the protagonist of the story.

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Despite its name, the film takes place in the wonderful neighborhood of Mexico City: Pomegranate, where the director himself grew up. And you need to know the Mexican capital!

Mexico City

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Few know, but Mexico City It is one of the largest cities in the world and the third most populous with almost 9 million inhabitants. The main urban, economic and cultural center of the country reserves a series of attractions for those who want to know a little more about the past on the American continent.

Zocalo and the Historic Center

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Plaza de la Constitución, or popularly known as the Zócalo, is the starting point for those arriving in the Mexican capital and one of the most important places. The National Palace is housed there, where the great panels of painter Diego Rivera, husband of Frida Kahlo, are located, and the Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de Maria. The square was built on what was formerly the main region of the ancient city Tenochtitlan, the greatest Mexican civilization before Spanish colonization.

Art Museums and Historical Museums

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THE Mexico City It also books several tours of art and historical museums. starting with Frida Kahlo Museum, as the name suggests, houses works by the main Spanish artist. In it, it is possible to know more about his troubled life, in addition to his vast artistic production.

The archaeological area of the Museo del Templo, where the pyramids of Teotihuacán are located, is undoubtedly one of the most important attractions for those visiting the city. There lies the main conservation of the ancient Aztec civilization. Visiting the National Museum of History, Museum of Memory and Tolerance, National Museum of La Revolución and the Museum of La Ciudad de México are essential for anyone who wants to know more about the arrival of the Spaniards in America.

the mexican traditions

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The city pulses its traditions daily. In Praça Garibaldi, for example, it is common to enjoy the Mariachi and their guitars singing their lively songs. It's worth paying for a song and having fun. The Folkloric Ballet takes place at the Palácio de Bellas Artes, an excellent event that attracts the attention of many tourists.

The canals of Xochimilco take with them the color of the Mexican tradition, beautifying the city even more. There, you can ride on trawlers to the sound of mariachi music while enjoying the view of this lively city.

THE Mexico City it is a place to visit for sure. It is also necessary to take the time to discover other charms that the capital has in store. But, if the film already inspires a desire to know the Mexico City, certainly these attractions mentioned above will make this trip a unique experience.

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