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Mexico City
Travel Guide

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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.

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Where to stay in Mexico City

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 $86 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 5
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Sports Palace Dome and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Foro Sol. Zocalo and Metropolitan ...
4/5Very Good! (4,609 reviews)
"Everything was excellent but there was like sound explosions"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $60 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
Located in Reforma, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and The Angel of Independence Monument. U.S. Embassy and Glorieta de Insurgentes ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,237 reviews)
"Amazing location, price, close proximity to shops, bars, and restaurants. Alamara was one of my favorite restaurants due to the spectacular menu options for breakfast and dinner (I didn’t have lunch but I’m sure it would have been great too). The hotel services was impeccable and there attention ..."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
4 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 80, Col. Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $65 per night from May 8 to May 8
Located in Reforma, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reforma 222, The Angel of Independence Monument, and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Zocalo and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,836 reviews)
"Everithing in the hotel was perfect, staff is very friendly , and profesional, rooms very clean, and location is perfect, congratulations all staff in tje hotel, absolutly 10 diamonds, of course my next trip to Mexico City my hotel is Fiesta Americsna Reforma Alberto"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Casa Decu
Casa Decu
3.5 out of 5
Culiacan #10 Col Hipódromo Condesa, Del Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $70 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in La Condesa, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blackberry Auditorium, Chapultepec Park, and World Trade Center Mexico City. Paseo de la Reforma ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)
"Cute little spot hidden in the town. Low key, friendly staff, very helpful."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Casa Decu
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz # 60, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
This family-friendly Mexico City aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Centro Santa Fe, Ciudad de los Ninos, and Expo Santa Fe ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)
"Ample space and cleanliness are the staple pf the property."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Casa Malí by Dominion
Casa Malí by Dominion
4 out of 5
Av. México 107, Col. Hipódromo, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is $135 per night from May 8 to May 8
Located in La Condesa, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Spain Park, Paseo de la Reforma, and World Trade Center Mexico City. The Angel of Independence ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (172 reviews)
Very well located and beautiful decor
"Fantastic staff and service at the hotel, extremely well located for condesa. Rules for check in and check out are a little strict but understandable. The room rate included a cooked breakfast but upon check in we learned that this has been removed due to covid, however the hotel was still offering ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2021

Casa Malí by Dominion
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Mexico City

The majority of visitors to Mexico City make use of the local taxis, which are inexpensive and easily hailed on the street. Choose a taxi service that uses unmarked cars in order to stay safe from criminals who may target marked taxis. Alternatively, join the locals in getting around on the Metro or the public buses. The Metro and the buses can get hot and crowded, but are very affordable. Visit the Electric Transport Service of the Federal District website.Browse Mexico City rental cars.

Best time to visit

Mexico City has great weather year round, with daytime temperatures usually between the mid 70s F and the low 80s F (20s C). One of the most popular times of the year to visit Mexico City is between March and May, when the days will be sunny and the evenings less cool than in winter. Come at this time of year and you will find the streets busy, but less so than in the peak period of July to August.

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Reviews of Mexico City

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 57.93790275336848%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.37238820542863%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.873657488771724%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.034954110525288%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7810974419058777%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

Gran Ciudad para visitar

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.

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