Imagine a city 7,340 feet above sea level, in a valley surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes. Now imagine that this city was founded in the year 1325, built on top of a mountain lake with a complex system of canals for transportation, and that it was once the capital of the Aztec Empire. This is Mexico City.

The constant hum of 8.5 million people living together combines with the smell of street food vendors and sights of colorful architecture to produce a kaleidoscope of experiences. Visiting Mexico City means experiencing a collision of ancient history and traditions with cutting-edge design and contemporary art.