Junk food, Internet cafe and videos is the order!
Trip Start Apr 08, 2005
270Trip End Apr 09, 2006
We do one stop for the day... a visit to the nearby Cathedral in the centre of the Zocalo. Unlike most cathedrals its most noticable to note how the building has sunk into the soft lake bottom beneath (Mexico was originally built on a lake!). The base of the building is far from level and straight, and when one considers the weight of the immense towers -- 127,000 tons -- it's no surprise. Scaffolding has become almost a part of the structure, in place to stabilize the building. However, much to the credit of Mexico City and its preservation efforts, the Catedral Metropolitana came off the World Monuments Fund's list of 100 Most Endangered Sites in 2000, as a result of an extensive reconstruction of the building's foundation.
Back at the hotel we sit back and enjoy a couple of films (in english!!)