Top attractions in Mexico City
Top sights in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10-14 days is enough to get the most out of this truly amazing 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.
Mexico City thrives in the summer, but it is probably best to visit from November onwards if you are averse to extreme heat.
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.
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What people are saying about Mexico City
I'm not usually into group tours but I was traveling by myself and figured it would be easier for something like this outside of the city. I was right. The van picked me up right at my hotel and we ended up with a small but fun group. Our guide was really knowledgeable and personable. He also asked right up front about our language preferences. Stopped for lunch at a pretty good place which was awesome after climbing the steps of the pyramids (STEEP!!) Speaking of, be sure to have some cash for water - it's hot out there. Loved that our guide discussed cultural things that weren't necessarily part of the tour but interesting to know about the area. Totally recommend.
Thought we would be with a big group tour on a dirty bus. Totally opposite. Only had 7 tourists total sharing a huge clean van. Driver and guide were excellent. Way too much time at the pyramid if you’re not interested or are unable to hike to the top. Also, traffic was so bad they were late 30 minutes picking us up. Would’ve appreciated a heads up.
Overall great trip, but a long drive with limited legroom if you are tall! Guides were excellent, info in Spanish and English, walking tour of Puebla was interesting. Most of the sites visited were churches - very nice, but would be nice to see some different attractions too. Nice buffet lunch, lots of choice, and some markets to buy souvenirs.
From pick up to drop off, the day ran smoothly, the pyramids were impressive and the cathedrals were beautiful. Our guide was friendly and informative. The only downside was the unnecessary length of time left to browse the gift stores at the shrine and Teotihuacan.
The trip is very fruitful with well organized time for sightseeing, lunch and shopping. The guide from the local service provider Wayak Bus is very experience and taking care customers speaking different languages (Spaniah and English).