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39 date ideas in 13 most romantic cities for that perfect Valentine’s Day

A global guide to romance - from restaurants to boat rides to chartered planes - just in time for Valentine's Day.

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    MEXICO CITY

    Book a table at: Restaurante Limosneros, a romantic spot in the city's Centro Histórico (Historic Downtown), where chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and its thick walls are built from 400-year-old stones. The menu is much more modern, with Mexican dishes like bean soup with bacon dust and duck with a black cherry sorbet, apples, and raisins. For dessert share berry-filled tacos in a chocolate tortilla.

    Before dinner, if it's a weekday: Stroll through the 16th century Chapingo , which has been transformed into a museum. In the 1920s Diego Rivera painted murals here; now there's the chance to view some of his work. Afterwards, grab a capirinha as sweet as the panoramic views from the rooftop bar of the boutique Downtown Mexico hotel in one of Mexico City's oldest buildings.

    Before or after dinner, if it's a weekend: Attend a concert in the nearby Palacio de Bellas Artes. The white marble building's neo-classical architecture and murals, by some of Mexico's most famous artists, are worth a visit on their own, but scoring balcony seats to watch a ballet or opera in the concert hall is as romantic as it gets in Mexico City. (For several days in February, renowned violinist David Garret will perform there).
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This story first appeared in The Straits Times.