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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$2,153 per night from May 15 to May 16
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! (4,595 reviews)
"Excellent location and good service"

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

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$1,701 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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! (1,239 reviews)
"Great, staff, great location, great stay!!!"

Reviewed on 2021/4/14

Galeria Plaza Reforma
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
The price is NT$2,970 per night from May 14 to May 15
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Sports Palace Dome, and Foro Sol. Alfredo Harp Helú ...
4/5Very Good! (1,454 reviews)
"great place to stay specially for layover. You cannot go bad with this place."

Reviewed on 2021/4/2

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.
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$1,447 per night from May 2 to May 3
This family-friendly Mexico City aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Centro Santa Fe, Ciudad de los Ninos, and Expo Santa Fe ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (373 reviews)
"Ample space and cleanliness are the staple pf the property."

Reviewed on 2021/2/22

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
4 out of 5
Calle Alba No. 15, Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,000 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Coyoacan, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone and Centro Comercial Perisur. Fuentes Brotantes de Tlalpan National ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (410 reviews)
"Excellent stay, restful and pleasant. Thank you for a nice week"

Reviewed on 2021/4/7

Suites Perisur Apartamentos Amueblados
Armonik Suites
Armonik Suites
3 out of 5
Rio Nazas 168, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,306 per night from May 9 to May 10
Located in Reforma, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Reforma and The Angel of Independence Monument. Chapultepec Park and Monument to ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (130 reviews)
"It was comfortable and modern, located so close to many places and things I like to see in Mexico City."

Reviewed on 2021/4/8

Armonik Suites
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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