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, CDMX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,938 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Foro Sol, and Sports Palace Dome. Zocalo and Metropolitan ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,566 reviews)
"Check in took one hour. Way to long"

Reviewed on 2021/11/29

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Fiesta Americana - Reforma
4 out of 5
Paseo De La Reforma 80, Col. Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,052 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in Reforma, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Reforma 222, The Angel of Independence Monument, and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Zocalo and Metropolitan ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,956 reviews)
"All right."

Reviewed on 2021/11/27

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
Barceló México Reforma
Barceló México Reforma
4.5 out of 5
Paseo de la Reforma, 1, Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,305 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Located in Reforma, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Teatro Metropólitan and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Reforma 222 and Zocalo are also within 1 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,897 reviews)
"It was clean and in a great location. The staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 2021/11/25

Barceló México 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.
Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
4 out of 5
Rio Tiber, 107, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,139 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Reforma, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma, The Angel of Independence Monument, and U.S. Embassy. Chapultepec Park ...
3.6/5 Good! (834 reviews)
"Personnel very attentive, and the room is big and comfortable, but the facilites need an upgrade."

Reviewed on 2021/11/19

Exe Suites San Marino Hotel
HauSuites Santa Fe
HauSuites Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
Prolongacion Reforma 1190, Colonia Cruz Manca, Santa Fe, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,168 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Santa Fe, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Parque La Mexicana and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chapultepec Park and Papalote Museo del Nino. Plaza ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (254 reviews)
"The location si really good, un Santa Fe, not far from shopping malla ando Main aveneues which connect with central México city."

Reviewed on 2021/11/22

HauSuites Santa Fe
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
The price is NT$1,408 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
This family-friendly Mexico City aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Santa Fe and Parque La Mexicana. Paseo Interlomas ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (403 reviews)
"Great condition, only issue is they doesn’t have early check in option"

Reviewed on 2021/11/14

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
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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