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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.

Teotihuacan Pyramids

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.

Frida Kahlo Museum
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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.

Lucha Libre

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

Puebla

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.

Guadalupe Shrine
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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.

Zona Rosa
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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 Mexico City 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

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-06:00)
  • Country Code
    +52
  • Best time to visit
    Year-round

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What people are saying about Mexico City

Very effective way to explore 3 mains landmarks in one day!

Great tour, great staff! If your time is limited and would like to explore these beautiful places this is the tour guide you need to book.

Beautiful location and a very active guide

San Miguel de Allende is breathtakingly beautiful. enjoyed every moment spent there, albeit the hot weather. guide (kevin) is a very lively man and he helped to make the long day feels a lot shorter with his high level of energy.

San Miguel de Allende Day Trip from Mexico City Reviewed by Hui Yee, 06/03/2019

Knowledgeable guide and a well-organised trip

got to roam the beautiful streets of Puebla and visit the highest point of Cholula, had a great mexican buffet as well :) Guide (Imanuel - sorry for misspelling) was very patient and clear with his explanations too

Puebla & Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City Reviewed by Hui Yee, 06/03/2019

informational, great guide and extremely enriching

our guide, Alma, is a very capable bilingual lady who pays attention to everyone in the group. She is very well-versed in her knowledge of all the places we go to and gives everyone substantial free time to roam on our own while balancing it well with the time taken to explain and teach us about the places we visit. :)

A great walk through Mexican history through art... and food!

Ernie, our guide, was simply fantastic. Great energy for our group of 6 U.S. tourists. During our walking tour he fed us a diet of art, history, revolution, moles, huaraches... and crickets! Our entire group (strangers when we met), bonded pretty quickly with Ernie walking us through some fantastic parts of Mexico City (the witchcraft and flower markets were particularly intriguing). He was an exceptional host: answering our barrage of questions with equal enthusiasm, and doling out great tidbits about the neighborhoods we were in, the food we were inhaling, and the art we were soaking up. He's the kind of guy I would have hired at my old business. He is truly just "there" for his groups. The crickets were delicious, btw.