the second biggest city in latin america: the main center for business in the country, government is seated here and culturally a very vibrant place.
Mexico City is a mecca music, with a number of orchestras offering season programs. these include the Mexico City philharmonic, which performs at the sala ollin yoliztli; the national symphony orchestra, whose home base is the palacio de bellas artes (palace of the fine arts), a masterpiece of art nouveau and art decó style. The city is one of the most important cultural centers in the world, boasting more museums than any other city. It also comes third in the number of theaters in the world, (just after London and New York). Having been the capital of a vast pre-Hispanic empire, and also the capital of richest viceroyalty within the spanish empire and, finally, the capital of the mexican federation, Mexico City has a rich history of artistic expression. Since the mesoamerican pre-classical period the inhabitants of the settlements around lake texcoco produced many works of art and complex craftsmanship, some of which are today displayed at the world-renown national museum of anthropology and the templo mayor museum. While many pieces of pottery and stone-engraving have survived, the great majority of the amerindian iconography was destroyed during the conquest of mexico.
Mexico City is located on Mexico’s high central plateau and because of the high altitude (over 7000 feet, 2,300 meters) the city enjoys a relatively mild climate all year. Summer and winter both are generally mild. the evenings can get cool enough for a jacket all year long, so be prepared. Afternoon rains come during the summer months, june to september. Usually the rain lasts for a few hours after which the sun comes out and the air is much cleaner. october to may are, most often, the driest months and february to may are the warmest months of the year.