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Mexico City

Known for Museums, Historical Buildings and Cathedrals

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

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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.

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Things to do in Mexico City

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

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.

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

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

See one of the world’s largest and most famous soccer stadiums, the host to two historic FIFA World Cup championships.

Mexico City’s historic arts center showcases art nouveau architecture, murals, and performances of ballet, opera and classical music.

Explore this opulent former home of Mexican royalty, perched high above the city, and learn about the history of Mexico. 

Learn about centuries of Mexican history and marvel at a remarkable collection of murals by Diego Rivera at Mexico City’s national palace. 

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Departure to visit two impressive ceremonial centers, Teotihuacan (Prehispanic) and the Shrine of Guadalupe (contemporary), witch outline the majority religious development of the Mexican people.

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Soar over the UNESCO-listed archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, in a hot air balloon. From high above sites such as the astonishing Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon, the impressive scale of the ancient urban center comes into powerful perspective.

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Embark on a 2-day journey through Mexico City, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the archaeological site of Teotihuacán, visit Guadalupe Shrine and the Frida Kahlo Museum, and take a boat ride on a trajinera on the UNESCO-listed Xochimilco canals.

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This is one of our most colorful tours, for not only will you visit the famous “Blue House”, but you will also meet the majestic architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the picturesque landscapes of Coyoacan’s downtown, and the colors of Xochimilco, “ Place of flowers”.

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See the grand pyramids of Teotihuacan with an early-morning visit that shows you the famed “City of the Gods” ahead of the tourist crowds. This tour offers an easy ride from Mexico City and the chance to explore one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Americas.

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Enjoy a hot air balloon ride in Teotihuacan's Pyramid Valley.

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