What to do in Mexico City?

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Mexico City is a big megapolis, it is actually one of the most multi-layered, multi-faceted and multi-cultural cities in the world.

Mexico City is a capital with a life of its own. Colorfully marked hilltops as far as the eye can see, sprawl to the far reaches of the city. Exquisite restaurants and soulful markets offer excellent Mexican cuisine. Modernity sits side by side with its colonial heritage, the city is captivating and the vivacious spirit makes it a must for a visit to Mexico.

Capturing within its cosmopolitan bubble the country’s clash and fusion of ancient, mestizo (mixed) and European cultures, modern sophistication, international finance and industry, an established and progressive art scene, restless urbanity, impressive education institutions, and conscientious youth culture.

What to do in Mexico City?

Suggested route for Day 1

  • Take istorical and cultural tours with a local guide or ride the Turibus
  • Explore the Baroque folds of its UNESCO-protected Historic Center and Zocalo Square
  • Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace
  • Discover the capital’s Aztec foundations at the magnificent Templo Mayor
  • Visit the observation deck on the 44th floor in Torre Latinoamericana
  • The exhibitions at the Palace of Fine Arts
  • Walk along Paseo de la Reforma and visit Chapultepec
  • Archaeological collections at the National Anthropological Museum
  • Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco
  • The Plaza Garibaldi, a home of mariachi music
  • Eating out at the capital’s innumerable haute cuisine restaurants and street food
  • Take shopping trips that steer you to the city’s best markets and stores

Suggested route for Day 2

  • Basilicas of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Colourful boat rides through the Xochimilco Eco Park
  • The Frida Kahlo Museum

Suggested one-day trips from Mexico City

  • Take a trip to the incredible Teotihuacan pyramids
  • The colonial city of Puebla is only a two-hour drive away

When is the best time to visit Mexico City?

Located on an elevated highland plateau, Mexico City also enjoys a temperate, spring-like climate all year round with an average temperature of 22°C.

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