Top attractions in Mexico City
Highlights of Mexico City
Mexico City, commonly known as D.F. (Distrito Federal) is the largest city in the world by population. Blending Hispanic and indigenous culture, the entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the cultural treasures to seek out.
1. Teotihuacan Pyramids
This staggering City of the Gods, constructed by the Toltecs, was built over the course of 300 years starting in 100 BC. Prepare to feel small as you tour its monumental pyramids.
2. Frida Kahlo Museum
Mexico's iconically-eyebrowed artist has her own museum in D.F., in the house where she was born and where she died. Its cobalt blue walls and tranquil courtyards are truly lovely.
3. Lucha Libre
Forget WWE - if you've ever wanted to see a wrestling match, this is it. Lucha Libre is a form of wrestling peculiar to Hispanic countries, distinguished by its colorful masks.
Puebla is one of the oldest inhabited places in the whole country. The Tonanzintla Church and Cholula Pyramid, framed by the Sierra Norte mountains, is unforgettable.
5. Guadalupe Shrine
This basilica was built in the 1600s, on the spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to St. Juan Diego. In the 1970s, a new basilica was constructed alongside.
6. Zona Rosa
Mexico City's "Pink Zone" is home to gay and Korean communities among many others. As you walk its bohemian streets, you can see some of Mexico's most European-looking architecture.
Planning Your Visit
How long should I stay in Mexico City?
10-14 days is enough to get the most out of this truly amazing city.
How walkable is Mexico City?
It's huge, so you will be relying on public transport a lot. In certain non-tourist areas, it's advised to avoid walking around at night.
When should I go to Mexico City?
Mexico City thrives in the summer, but it is probably best to visit from November onwards if you are averse to extreme heat.
Anything else I should know?
In Mexico, tipping is common in places you may not have expected - for example, at gas stations and supermarkets. If in doubt, check out what locals are doing.
Good to know
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What people are saying about Mexico City
We stopped by Tlatelolco, was not included in the description. It was a very nice surprise. Thank you Leonardo. I wish they would have given us time to buy souvenirs in Teotihuacan ( at least 15 minutes would have been nice, no support for the local vendors)
Rafael was a great tour guide and Abel was a wonderful driver! However, we spent too much time at the gift shop and at the pyramids (which we could not even climb due to COVID restrictions). The restaurant they took us to was also trash.
I had a really excellent day visiting Teotihuacan. Raphael, the guide, was very informative and had a great sense of humour. Each of the stops on the tour were very interesting, I enjoyed it and I learnt a lot. Can recommend highly.
It was a great experience, I went to places I would have never got only by myself and the guide was well prepared, has shown flexibility when needed and was a pleasure to be with.
Amazing Experience I would 100% do this over again. The driver came early, the ballon rode was safe & so peaceful. The food was delicious. Thank you so much.