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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 Expo Santa Fe Mexico and Ciudad de los Ninos while you're in town.

Santa Fe

Top Hotels in Mexico City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 ¥7,602 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

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 Zocalo ...

4/5Very Good! (4,745 reviews)

"Fue una muy buna estadia, limpio, atancion, general muy bueno"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
4 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 80, Col. Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥7,285 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Reforma, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reforma 222, The Angel of Independence Monument, and Torre Latinoamericana. Palacio de Bellas ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,006 reviews)

"I only stayed a night but everything was great! Shout out to the Bell Boy service, very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
4 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥10,501 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18

This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de Arte Moderno, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,560 reviews)

"Every space in the hotel is well sanitized and you feel safe around"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Camino Real Polanco Mexico

Vacation Rentals in Mexico City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Suites Rio Elba
Suites Rio Elba
3.5 out of 5
Calle Rio Elba No 31, Col Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥3,559 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17

Located in Reforma, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and Chapultepec Park. The Angel of Independence Monument and U.S. ...

4/5Very Good! (246 reviews)

"It was close to everything! My son and I felt safe. It was a great experience!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Suites Rio Elba
Armonik Suites
Armonik Suites
3 out of 5
Rio Nazas 168, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥3,999 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Reforma, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and The Angel of Independence Monument. Chapultepec Park and Monument ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (115 reviews)

"Good location. Very modern and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. What we didn’t like was that the rooms don’t have any air conditioning, just a fan and got stuffy easily. Also the breakfast needs fruit - just had a couple of choices of cereal, yogurt and toast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Armonik Suites
HauSuites Santa Fe
HauSuites Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Prolongacion Reforma 1190, Colonia Cruz Manca, Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is ¥7,384 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Santa Fe, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Ciudad de los Ninos, and Centro Santa Fe. Paseo Interlomas and Chapultepec ...

4.1/5Very Good! (220 reviews)

"Okey"…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

HauSuites Santa Fe

Popular places to visit in Mexico City

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.

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.

Paseo de la Reforma
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Paseo de la Reforma

4.5/5(945 reviews)

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

Six Flags Mexico
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Six Flags Mexico

4/5(153 reviews)

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

The Angel of Independence Monument
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The Angel of Independence Monument

4.5/5(1,714 reviews)

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

Chapultepec Park
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Chapultepec Park

4.5/5(1,705 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.

Top things to do in Mexico City

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

¥4,273
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo
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2x1:Teotihuacan, Guadalupe Shrine, Xochimilco & Frida Kahlo

¥9,295
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour
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Guadalupe Shrine & Teotihuacan Pyramids Tour

¥7,002
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Teotihuacan pyramid on Your Own Self-Guided Tour
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Teotihuacan pyramid on Your Own Self-Guided Tour

¥3,312
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour
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Xochimilco, Coyoacán and Frida Kahlo Museum Tour

¥6,303
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour
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Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour

¥1,496
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend

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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