Top attractions 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.
- CurrencyMexican Peso (MXN)
- Time ZoneUTC (-06:00)
- Country Code+52
- Best time to visitYear-round
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What people are saying about Mexico City
The tour was limited to 10 people. We were picked up on time, went through picking up others, very quickly. Sandra was our tour guide. I recommend her fully. She was informative, fun, entertaining and patient. She is very pleasant. I hate those tours where the guide just keep talking and talking without really giving any real information. Every time, she spoke, I learned something new. She also was very careful to make sure was translating the full explanation in English. Again, there are times on tours, where the guide mostly speaks in his/her native tongue and does short sentences in English. You wonder how could a 1/2 hour turn into one sentence in English :-( Timeline: Very efficient and effective Information: Concise and to the point Sites: Visited three sites and was just right for us.
I really liked it! The guide in spanish is better, than the one in english! He did like a fun history lesson! We gone to the church, shops, drank free tequila and mezcal and then the pyramuds, but there is plenty of time to explore them! If you want only the pyramids for long time do another tour, if you want to explore more, then do this one!!
Our guide, Julio, was very thorough in explaining the significance of things we would never have looked at twice if we were on our own. Julio showed enthusiasm and excitement when telling us about the history of the sites. We could tell he really enjoys what he does and it is appreciated. We learned so much and did not regret taking the tour. Definitely a great value, if you truly want to appreciate your travels. I would recommend eating a big breakfast or bringing snacks as lunch can be delayed.
Could have done shorter stop at the gift shop. 10-15 minutes turned into 50min. It is obvoise they are getting kick back for bringing costumers, but in the end of the day this is paid tour (not a free tour)
Alma our guide spoke great English, was knowledgeable and created a great experience for us on out tour. The bus was very comfortable, great seats and a comfortable temperature. On our day there were many more Spanish speakers than English speakers but Alma kept us all feeling attended to.