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Day Three of Three

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Day Three means taking it easy, and taking in a lot of central Mexico City. Luckily, it's all within just a few blocks. Housing one of Rivera's original murals, Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central, (Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Central) which thankfully survived the 1985 earthquake, this museum gives you a quick but massive dose of art. The Alameda was established in 1592, making it the oldest city park in the Americas. Spend some time here, have a drink (or a perfectly respectable lunch) on the roof of the Barrio Alameda. The Alameda is clean, safe and enormous, and on the further side you find... One of the city's most iconic landmarks, it's home to some of the most famous murals, plus its own galleries and the Museum of Architecture. At night, regular performances of the Ballet Folklorico make it the destination you've got to come back to at least a few times in a lifetime. All of the sites are listed at the bottom of this page, but some quick alternatives are these:   Most people who are in Mexico City any length of time learn what a Sanborns restaurant is. In this case, it's a Sanbornes in a centuries-old tile covered mansion. You get a good first-hand looks at the architecture, but for the fact that it's a working and relatively easy-going restaurant, you can also explore that much more. With intact 20th century murals in the stairwells, affordable prices, and an exterior that may seem positively other-worldly, this one is not one to pass up. And of course, Azulejos is just one of the many Residential Palaces you can visit in the city center.

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