Oguz Kaan Kısa · April 15, 2021
While most assume Spanish is the official language of Mexico, the government accepts 68 indigenous languages as the more official language. Currently, more than 150 indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico, and the country currently hosts more than 6 million speakers of these languages.
Two beloved ingredients come from Mexico. Corn was first developed around 7000 years ago by indigenous tribes of Mexico. It started out as a lawn called Teosinte. Peppers were first grown in the Tehuacán Valley in 5,000 BC and had a great presence in Mayan and Aztec traditions.
If you love beer, you will undoubtedly love Mexico. It hosts a $ 3.8 billion beer industry, making it the world's largest beer exporter. The next time you're sipping a Corona or chilling with a Modelo, remember this interesting fact.
Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate to the warmer climates of Mexico to await winter before returning to the US and Canada in spring. So, if you happen to be in Mexico between November and March, you'll get a glimpse of these beautiful creatures in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve north of Mexico City.
With more than 160 museums, Mexico City has the second most museums in the world (London ranks first). There is a wide variety of museums to choose from, including the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Palacio de Bellas Artes, de Frida Kahlo Museum and much more.
Did you know that Mexico City is the oldest and most populous city in North America? With a population of 8.9 million, the city has the world's largest fleet of more than 140,000 taxis. So, if you're in the mood for a big, vibrant city, this is definitely the place to go.
Mexico City is the oldest city in North America. The great capital of the Aztec empire began as Tenochtitlan. The city was built in 1325 on an island in Lake Texcoco. However, as it was built on a lake, the city started to sink slowly. In 1521, Tenochtitlan was captured by the Spaniards. However, there are many Aztec ruins within the modern city.
While most likely associated the pyramids with the ancient Egyptians, the largest pyramid in the world is actually the Great Pyramid of Cholula. The pyramid is 180 feet high and its base is 1,480 square meters.
You probably know the green, white, and red striped flag of Mexico and the iconic eagle in its center. The Aztec legend states that the gods advised the Aztecs that the place where they should build their city would be marked by an eagle by eating a snake in a prickly pear tree. They had seen this eagle at the point that now contains Mexico City's main square.
Originally, the National Autonomous University of Mexico was established in 1551 as the Royal and Papal University of Mexico. In 1910 it took its modern form as a public research university. Undoubtedly stunning, the campus is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and is definitely worth a visit.