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Mexico CityMexico

This cultural metropolis offers dramatic murals, ancient ruins and classical architecture. 

Mexico City was founded by the Aztecs as Tenochtitlan in 1325. It was later conquered and rebuilt by the Spanish. Today, the city of 20 million people is a busy metropolis set against a mountainous backdrop. It enjoys a mixture of European and indigenous culture, boasting Aztec ruins, classical European architecture, a strong arts scene and spicy street food.

Stroll down Mexico City’s version of the Champs-Elysées, Paseo de la Reforma, which includes the golden statue of The Angel of Independence. This avenue connects the the National Palace with the Chapultepec Castle (Castillo de Chapultepec), a hilltop estate that overlooks the city. See the opulent rooms of the former tenants, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and his consort Carlota, and get your camera ready to take a photo of the spectacular view of the city from their bedroom. The castle also houses the National Museum of History. This facility includes collections of weapons, costumes and other items that document Mexico’s history from the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century to the Mexican Revolution in 1910, and beyond.

The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is Mexico City’s premier arts institution. Explore the four-level palace, with its grand marble facade, high ceilings and art deco interior. The upper levels include large works by many famous Mexican muralists. The best-known work is Diego Rivera’s controversial Man at the Crossroads, which was rejected by its original commissioners at New York City’s Rockefeller Center because of its communist message. At night, watch a performance in the palace’s theater, where international companies stage opera, ballet and classical music.

Discover the city’s ancient history at the Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología). See reconstructed temples, tombs and sculptures from Maya, Aztec and other civilizations. Not far from the city center is the Teotihuacan Ruins, the remains of a city built in 100 B.C. This site includes temples, murals and the world’s third-largest pyramid.

Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, in the center of the country. The underground metro system is efficient and extends across the city. The city’s Historic Center is easily explored on foot, or by cycling using the city’s public bike rental program.

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
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
Hotel MX reforma
Hotel MX reforma
3 out of 5
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 316, Colonia Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥4,753 per night

Located in Zona Rosa, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Angel of Independence Monument, Chapultepec Park, and Monumento a los Ninos Heroes. Castillo de ...

4.1/5Very Good! (332 reviews)

"It’s a good place in a good location with good restaurants near"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Hotel MX reforma
Hotel Mallorca
Hotel Mallorca
2.5 out of 5
Serapio Rendon No. 119, Col. San Rafael, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥2,436 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 (420 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Hotel Mallorca

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

Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco & Guadalupe Shrine
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Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco & Guadalupe Shrine

84% of travellers recommend
¥4,316
Per adult
Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

82% of travellers recommend
¥6,359
Per adult
2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo
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2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo

84% of travellers recommend
¥9,388
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
¥3,341
Per adult
San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City
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San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City

72% of travellers recommend
¥8,518
Per adult
Puebla & Cholula
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Puebla & Cholula

¥5,503
Per adult

Reviews of Mexico City

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2967
5 - Excellent 57.93790275336848%
4 - Good
1709
4 - Good 33.37238820542863%
3 - Okay
352
3 - Okay 6.873657488771724%
2 - Disappointing
53
2 - Disappointing 1.034954110525288%
1 - Terrible
40
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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