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Mexico City

Travel Guide
Palacio de Bellas Artes showing heritage architecture, night scenes and a park

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

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
4 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 80, Col. Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,963 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Reforma, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reforma 222, The Angel of Independence Monument, and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Zocalo and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,913 reviews)
"Great job"

Reviewed on 2021/7/18

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
4 out of 5
Puerto Mexico No. 80, Col. Penon de Los Banos, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,188 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this eco-friendly 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 ...
4/5Very Good! (4,666 reviews)
"tfgvb4rThe staff in the restaurant. They don't tell you which item is included and which are not. And straight bring bills after your meals. I had to fight once and the staff has no decency they could have waved the charges it was just a tea."

Reviewed on 2021/7/24

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
4 out of 5
Capitan Carlos Leon S/N T2 Floor 6, Mexico City, CDMX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,697 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Foro Sol, and Sports Palace Dome. Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium ...
4/5Very Good! (1,507 reviews)
"Great property at the airport in T2. You need a taxi to the international terminal but it’s the perfect spot for a quick layover. It’s excellent for traveling with small dogs."

Reviewed on 2021/7/5

NH Collection Mexico City Airport T2
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
2 out of 5
Carrada Hutzil 7, 62525 Amatlán, México, Amatlan, MOR
The price is NT$2,097 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
Situated in Amatlan, this campground is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and within 6 mi (10 km) of El Tepozteco ...
Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
Casa Semele Cuernavaca
Casa Semele Cuernavaca
3.5 out of 5
Priv. Francisco Villa 15, Col. Lomas de trujillo, Tres de Mayo, MOR
Located in Lomas de Trujillo, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tabachines Golf Club, Palace of Cortes Museum, and Borda Gardens. Jardines de Mexico ...
Casa Semele Cuernavaca
Great House Cuerna
Great House Cuerna
3 out of 5
22 Pino, Ahuehuetes, Temixco, MOR
The price is NT$11,182 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
Situated in Temixco, this vacation home is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Ex Hacienda de Temixco Parque Acuatico and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries ...
Great House Cuerna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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