Mexico City

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

Experience the infectious energy, superb culinary scene, intriguing museums and top-rate cultural and historic sights of Mexico’s sprawling, cosmopolitan capital.

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
4 out of 5
Puerto Mexico No. 80, Col. Penon de Los Banos, Mexico City, 15520
The price is NT$2,685 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 18
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,402 reviews)
"I will love to have a wash cloth in the bathroom, and more info on the services to the guests."

Reviewed on 2022/5/17

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, 06600
The price is NT$2,820 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,166 reviews)
"The staff was all very friendly and extremely helpful in attending to my needs in a timely manner"

Reviewed on 2022/5/13

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
4 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX, 11590
The price is NT$3,166 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 19
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,193 reviews)
"No fridge in the room. The ironing board cover in room 3641 is worn out, needs to be replaced. The hair conditioner offered is of very poor quality. Other than that service was great and facilities are very clean."

Reviewed on 2022/5/15

Camino Real Polanco Mexico
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HauSuites Santa Fe
HauSuites Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Prolongacion Reforma 1190, Colonia Cruz Manca, Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX, 5300
The price is NT$1,368 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (303 reviews)
"La ubicación, la suite son fenomenales. El personal muy amable."

Reviewed on 2022/4/3

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Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
4 out of 5
Juan Salvador Agraz # 60, Colonia Lomas de Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX, 5300
The price is NT$1,786 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 18
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (431 reviews)
"Everyone (front desk, housekeeping staff) was nice and polite. The place is clean and we like the convenience of having a fridge, microwave and washer/dryer combo in the room. Only complaint was the air conditioner which was a little noisy. Other than that, everything was great including the breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 2022/4/13

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Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
4 out of 5
Rio Tiber, 107, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX, 6500
The price is NT$1,490 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.6/5 Good! (875 reviews)
"The location is very good."

Reviewed on 2022/5/2

Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
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