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Mexico City
Travel Guide

Metropolitan Cathedral which includes heritage architecture and a city

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

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
3.5 out of 5
Puerto Mexico No. 80, Col. Penon de Los Banos, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,384 per night from May 22 to May 22
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. Zocalo and Metropolitan ...
4/5Very Good! (4,613 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 2021/5/12

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,675 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
Located in Reforma, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and The Angel of Independence Monument. U.S. Embassy and Glorieta de Insurgentes ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,234 reviews)
"Great customer service, I didn’t get the chance to try the food, stayed one night"

Reviewed on 2021/5/10

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
4 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 80, Col. Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,952 per night from May 15 to May 15
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! (1,835 reviews)
"I love it it's close to everything"

Reviewed on 2021/5/12

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
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.
Cabañas El Guarani
Cabañas El Guarani
2.5 out of 5
Calle del Refugio no. 11, Colonia del Carmen, Tepoztlan, MOR
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and 3.1 mi (5 km) from El Tepozteco ...
3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)
Beautiful, out-of-the-way place near Tepoztlán
"this small hotel -- a set of cabañas or cottages, really -- is lovely for a very quiet rest. There's a temazcal (a type of sweat lodge or sauna), lots of space for walking, and a great view. The only drawback is that it is a bit hard to find. I was glad we had a good cell phone with GPS capacity. ..."

Reviewed on 2018/12/15

Cabañas El Guarani
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$11,099 per night from May 16 to May 16
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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Reviews of Mexico City

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3 - Okay 6.873657488771724%
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4/5 - Good

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May 31, 2020

Gran Ciudad para visitar

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 11, 2020

It is a nice city, very well connected, safe green areas everywhere. Affordable prices for good food eating whether take away or in restaurants. Rich in culture and hisotry

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 31, 2020

Love Mexico City. I've been there quite a few times. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to learn about the origins of civilization in our continent.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 30, 2020

Love the city

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 27, 2020

Excellent place to get to know Mexico in all its splendor

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 25, 2020

Mexico City is great city with a lot of things to do. Come and experience this vibrant city filled with amazing food and things to do.

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