What can one say about Mexico City? It’s the capital of Mexico, the biggest metropolis in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s eighth-richest city. It’s also a first-rate tourist attraction.

Located in the Valle de México (Valley of Mexico), a natural bowl ringed in by volcanoes and mountains, the city sits at an altitude of 7,350 feet above sea level. That makes it higher than Denver, Colorado, which at 5,280 feet is the Mile-High City.

When my family and I visited Mexico City this past summer, the climate was quite pleasant, much cooler than my home in the United States when we returned.

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Article by Allan Wall, published Feb. 1st, 2012, on Mexconnect.