The Best Foreign Language Film to win the Oscars 2019 was Roma – a drama film directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira. The story set in 1970 and 1971 follows the life of a live-in housekeeper in a middle class family and is based on the directors upbringing in Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.
The film bagged may awards this Oscar including Best Director, Best Cinematography along with The Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for 10 categories – Best Picture, Best Actress (Aparicio) and Best Supporting Actress (de Tavira); Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, along with the three categories it won.
Mexico City, though having a not very positive past has now come back to life shining – the culture is flourishing, the cuisine is mouth-watering and the areas open to public are beautiful and captivating.
The city is rich with history from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge. It contains plenty of museums, canals, old school cantinas and so much more. You can find art anywhere – The city is full of large-scale modern sculpture, boutiques and galleries.
Read on to find the things to do in Mexico City:
- The Museo Nacional de Antopologia is full of- fascinating sculptures, artworks and everyday objects from Mayan, Aztec and other pre-Hispanic cultures.
- The ‘Blue House’ in Colonia del Carmen is the house of Frida Kahlo, the heroine was born, worked and spent her last days
- The Museo De Arte Moderno is home to one of Frida Las Dos Fridas.
- The Palacio de Bellas Artes walls are bold and colourful political murals of Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros.
- Templo Mayor is an Aztec pyramid right in the heart of downtown
- Lucha Libra or Mexican wrestling is complete with colourful masks and costumes and a sight to see!
- Xochimilico is full of colourful canals.