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We are getting married!

Ivette and Alfonso

Hey there!

Welcome to our wedding site. For those able to come, we are extremely excited to see you in Mexico City later this year! Thank you for making it to our special day. To make things somewhat easier for you, we have created this website with details of the wedding weekend, recommendations for accommodation and what to do (and what not to do!) in the city. We hope you find it useful. If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We will probably be adding content in the coming months so do check the site regularly for any updates. Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Ivette and Alfonso

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The Wedding Weekend

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Reception for international guests 

We will host a welcome reception for our international guests (and some lucky locals) on Thursday, October 3rd starting at around 19:00. We will share details soon!

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Religious Ceremony

The Catholic service will take place at Parroquia la Sagrada Familia in colonia Roma on October 5th. The service will begin promptly at 17:00 so we would ask our guests to please arrive at least 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. Transport will be provided from the Intercontinental and Marriott Hotels to the church.

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The Celebration

Please join us at the Ex convento San Hipólito following the ceremony to celebrate our marriage! Doors will open at 18:00 and carriages are due by 04:00. Transport will be provided from the venue back to the Intercontinental and Marriott after the dinner and through the end of the evening.

Where to stay?

We recommend you stay at either the Intercontinental, where we have negotiated discounts for our guests, or the Marriott. We will provide a shuttle service from these hotels to the religious ceremony, to the Ex Convent and returning from the celebration. If you prefer to stay elsewhere we would recommend to try to stay on Avenida Paseo de La Reforma, Polanco, Condesa or Roma where there are great hotels and AirBnB's. If you are staying for a longer period, you may want to stay at an AirBnB in the days prior to the weekend and then at one of our recommended hotels during the weekend.

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Intercontinental in Polanco

Booking without breakfast

Discount Code: I3A

Booking with breakfast

Discout Code: IA5

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Marriot on Reforma avenue

No discount available

 Do not choose the rooms without a view

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Key locations to remember

What to visit

There is a lot to do in and around Mexico City, so below we share some key places you should certainly stop by. Please do check this section regularly as we will be gradually adding more places to visit.

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Castillo de Chapultepec

Located on top of a hill in Bosque of Chapultepec it has been the residence of Viceroys, presidents and emperors. Don't miss the views of Reforma from the top. We recommend you visit in the morning (the castle is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday-Sunday) and if you have time to spare take a quick walk around Bosque of Chapultepec. Allow for a full morning as the visit takes ~2h30m and the walk up to the castle ~20m.

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Turibus Centro

Honestly, this is the best way to see key spots in the centre of Mexico. Grab a seat on the top deck and hop on and off (bring sunglasses and a hat, and be careful with the phone wires overhead!). A good place to get off is Fuente de la Cibeles, and from there explore the renown Roma neighbourhood. Once back on, get off at the Hemiciclo a Benito Juarez and explore the historic centre of Mexico. We will provide more details of the various places in separate listings.

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Palacio Postal

Across the street from Palacio de Bellas Artes, and designed by the same architect, is the Postal Palace, which is a wild mix of architectural styles—Spanish Rococo, Venetian, Gothic Revival, Moorish, Neoclassical, Baroque, and Art Deco elements are all present here. Entry to the palace and guided tours are both free. The palace is open from 10:00 to 16:30 Monday-Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 12:00.

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Templo Mayor

Next to the Cathedral, visit some of the ruins of the Templo Mayor, which was the centrepiece of Tenochtitlán, the ancient Aztec capital, and after this enter the Temple museum for a more detailed exploration of the Temple and its significance. The museum complex is open from 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Sunday and there is a small fee per visitor.

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Museo de Antropologia

Situated on the edge of Bosque de Chapultepec and close to the Castillo of Chapultepec the anthropology museum is the largest in Mexico and contains a large collection of archeological and anthropological artefacts from Mexico's pre-hispanic heritage. The museum is open from 09:00 to 18:00 and there are free guided tours (subject to availability) at 10:00 and 12:00. Allow for at least 2h - 3h in the museum.

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Palacio de Bellas Artes

Getting off the Turibus at Hemiciclo a Benito Juarez, take a stroll around Alameda Central and walk over to the Palacio of Bellas Artes. Step into the Palace museum which holds murals from Mexico's most prominent muralists including Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.  The museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00, Tuesday to Sunday, and offers free guided tours of the Palace with the entrance ticket at certain intervals. You may also want to attend a performance of folkloric ballet at the main auditorium (1h45m performance).

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Folkloric Ballet

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Catedral Metropolitana

From the Postal Palace make your way over to the Zócalo and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, which the Spanish built over the ruins of the Aztec Templo Mayor. Entry to the main cathedral is free, but there is a small fee to access the bell tower, choir, or sacristy. You can explore the Cathedral from 08:00 to 20:00 daily, except during religious ceremonies (Mass is held Monday to Saturday at 09:30, 12:00 and 13:00; Mass is held frequently on Sundays).

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Secretaría de Educación Pública

A ten minute walk north of the Zocalo puts you in front of the Ministry of Education, a hulking two-story government building that holds beautifully preserved Diego Rivera murals that are possibly more impressive than those in the Palacio National. Stunning in scope and scale, the murals depict the history of Mexico, from pre-Hispanic development and the arrival of the Spaniards to the modern era. Open from 08:00 to 16:00 and free of charge. Photo ID is required.

That's not all folks! More coming soon

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