Mexico City, one of the world's largest agglomerations, has over 19 million inhabitants and stretches over 2,000km2. It is located 2,300m above sea level, in a valley dominated by the Popocatepetl volcano, also known as Don Goyo or El Popo. The volcano is located 60km east of Mexico and stands 5,452m high.
The city's immensity is breathtaking when seen from the air. At night, its many bright lights provide a dazzling spectacle, while daytime reveals an endless mosaic of buildings, roads and monuments that is a marvel to behold. Nevertheless, as most of the city's major attractions are located in easily accessible areas, a short stay should suffice to give you a real feel for the city.
Mexico City is the country's capital, business center and cultural metropolis. More than a fifth of Mexico's population works, lives and plays in this city. The Mexican capital offers visitors a variety of experiences ranging from the discovery of a world-renowned archaeological site to the visit of a world class museum.