Mexico City Experience

    It takes some serious imagination to wrap your head around the fact that Mexico City—a sprawling economic, political, and cultural hub with a metro area population of about 22 million—was once a tiny little island in the middle of Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. And that was a mere seven centuries ago. Established in 1325 as Tenochtitlan by the indigenous Mexicans, this was the center of the Aztec empire, and it rapidly grew to a population of 200,000 when the Spanish arrived in 1519. They brought with them a new religion, language, and culture. Within a mere two years, the Spanish invaders had conquered the Aztec empire, and systematically began steps to erase the 3,000-plus years of ancient Mexican civilization. Lake Texcoco was drained overtime while Mexico City grew to occupy the dry ground left behind. And now, it is a small lake surrounding by salt marshes sitting just east of the city. 

    Today Mexico City is a bustling urban metropolis—one of the largest economic centers in the world. A study in contrasts, Mexico City is an amalgamation of modern and colonial from its architecture and museums to its fashion and food. And although its cosmopolitan vibe is obvious in the trendy boutiques and cafes dotting the city, tradition is ever-present. Mexico City is the ideal place to experience the richness of Mexican culture and discover the story of mango—in the market, on the street, and at the table.

    Get the full Share. Mango. Love. Mexico experience here.