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Mexico CityMexico

Experience the infectious energy, superb culinary scene, intriguing museums and top-rate cultural and historic sights of Mexico’s sprawling, cosmopolitan capital.

Mexico City is a dynamic urban center with an exciting restaurant scene, compelling historic sites and outstanding cultural attractions. One of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City buzzes with the movement of over 8 million residents. Admire the striking architecture of the city’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit fascinating museums, wander through distinctive neighborhoods and sample the city’s acclaimed cuisine.

Walk around the Zócalo, officially known as the Plaza de la Constitución, the city’s bustling main square and the heart of the Centro Histórico. One of the largest city squares in the world, the Zócalo has been a center for public gatherings for centuries. Look inside the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral on the north side of the square. This church dates back to the 16th century.

Visit the fascinating Templo Mayor, an ancient Aztec temple, and the adjoining Museo del Templo Mayor, which displays over 7,000 artifacts recovered from the site. Tour Museo Frida Kahlo, home of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The museum features collections of Kahlo’s work, along with some of her personal items such as clothing and photos.

See one of the world’s most impressive archaeological collections at the Museo Nacional de Antropología. Each area of the museum features artifacts from a different geographic region or culture, including pre-Columbian artifacts dating as far back as 100 B.C.

Experience Condesa’s chic nightlife scene, browse hip boutiques in Roma or dine on posh patios in upscale Polanco. Shop for local cheeses, artisanal breads and fresh produce at Mercado de San Juan, which specializes in gourmet food items not found elsewhere in the city.

Wonderful dining options for every budget can be found in Mexico City, ranging from street stalls to world-renowned fine dining restaurants. Don’t leave without trying huarache, fried corn tortillas covered with meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, cream and salsa, a dish that originated in Mexico City.

The weather in Mexico City is generally pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures averaging around 55-75 F (13-24 C). Get around using the city’s affordable metro and bus systems.

Take your time discovering the eclectic appeal of Mexico’s captivating capital city.

Where to stay in Mexico City

Polanco featuring a church or cathedral, a park and heritage architecture

Polanco

4.5/5Wonderful!(491 area reviews)

Travelers choose Polanco for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Polanco Station or Auditorio Station and check out top sights like Auditorio Nacional.

Polanco
Coyoacan which includes signage

Coyoacan

4.5/5Wonderful!(193 area reviews)

Noted for its museums and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Coyoacan. Top attractions like Estadio Azteca and Centro Comercial Perisur are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Xotepingo Station or La Virgen Station to see more of the city.

Coyoacan
Downtown Mexico City which includes a city and central business district as well as a large group of people

Downtown Mexico City

Travelers choose Downtown Mexico City for its interesting museums. Hop aboard the metro at Garibaldi Station or Guerrero Station and check out top sights like Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Downtown Mexico City
Monument to the Revolution showing heritage elements, a square or plaza and a monument

Cuauhtemoc

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,859 area reviews)

Interesting museums, cozy cafés and important monuments are just a few top things to explore in Cuauhtemoc. A visit to Alameda Central or Monument to the Revolution might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at Juarez Station or Balderas Station to get around town.

Cuauhtemoc
La Condesa featuring cafe lifestyle

La Condesa

Consider a visit to Chapultepec Park and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in La Condesa. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Patriotism Station or Chilpancingo Station.

La Condesa
Santa Fe which includes modern architecture and a city

Santa Fe

4.5/5Wonderful!(112 area reviews)

Santa Fe is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Centro Santa Fe and Expo Santa Fe Mexico while you're in town.

Santa Fe

Top Hotels in Mexico City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Mallorca
Hotel Mallorca
2.5 out of 5
Serapio Rendon No. 119, Col. San Rafael, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $24 per night

Located in Reforma, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma, Monument to the Revolution, and Reforma 222. The Angel of Independence Monument ...

3.2/5 (416 reviews)

"Está bien. Con lo necesario para descansar. Todo estuvo bien en el hotel sin ningún problema."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Hotel Mallorca
Masaryk123
Masaryk123
3.5 out of 5
123 Av. Pdte. Masaryk Polanco IV Sección, Mexico City, CDMX

Located in Polanco, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk and Chapultepec Park. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Excelente lugar . Bien ubicado , limpio . Estuvieron al pendiente de mi estancia en todo momento . La terraza muy cómoda y bonita"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Masaryk123
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
3.5 out of 5
Puerto Mexico No. 80, Col. Penon de Los Banos, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $77 per night

Located in Venustiano Carranza, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Sports Palace Dome and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Foro Sol. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Paseo ...

3.9/5Good! (8,274 reviews)

"The room was adequate and me our needs. Good room service."…"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2020

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico

Popular places to visit in Mexico City

Zocalo
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Zocalo

4.5/5(2,390 reviews)

This is the heart of Mexico City with wide-ranging architecture, cultural events and a lively arts scene.

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

4.5/5(1,720 reviews)

Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, is believed to have appeared on the site of this church, making it an important pilgrimage site for many Catholics.

Six Flags Mexico
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Six Flags Mexico

4/5(152 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Six Flags Mexico and see why this is a popular theme park in Mexico City. Experience the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Paseo de la Reforma
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Paseo de la Reforma

4.5/5(944 reviews)

Like the Champs Elysées in Paris, this famous wide avenue provides a distinctive elegance to the historic plan of this huge global city.

Chapultepec Park
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Chapultepec Park

4.5/5(1,704 reviews)

Visit Chapultepec Castle, explore the National Museum or take the kids to the amusement center and children’s museum in this sprawling city park.

The Angel of Independence Monument
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The Angel of Independence Monument

4.5/5(1,713 reviews)

Gaze upon this tall and majestic structure that symbolizes for the whole nation’s citizens the country’s long struggle for independence.

Top things to do in Mexico City

Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

82% of travellers recommend
$59
Per adult
Teotihuacan pyramid on Your Own Self-Guided Tour
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Teotihuacan pyramid on Your Own Self-Guided Tour

92% of travellers recommend
$31
Per adult
2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo
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2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo

84% of travellers recommend
$87
Per adult
Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco & Guadalupe Shrine
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Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco & Guadalupe Shrine

84% of travellers recommend
$40
Per adult
Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour
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Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour

82% of travellers recommend
$14
Per adult
Turibus Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
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Turibus Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

80% of travellers recommend
$8
Per adult

Reviews of Mexico City

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2966
5 - Excellent 57.94100410236374%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.365891775737445%
3 - Okay
352
3 - Okay 6.87634303574917%
2 - Disappointing
53
2 - Disappointing 1.0353584684508692%
1 - Terrible
40
1 - Terrible 0.7814026176987693%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 11, 2020

It is a nice city, very well connected, safe green areas everywhere. Affordable prices for good food eating whether take away or in restaurants. Rich in culture and hisotry

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 31, 2020

Love Mexico City. I've been there quite a few times. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn about the origins of civilization in our continent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

Love the city

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 27, 2020

Excellent place to get to know Mexico in all its splendor

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Mexico City is great city with a lot of things to do. Come and experience this vibrant city filled with amazing food and things to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

A lot of things to do, food is tasty and cheap, despite crowds and traffic it offers many highways, tolls paths, a lot of culture, malls, and many parks and magic towns close.

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