Mexico City

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia featuring interior views and art

Find out what makes Mexico’s capital city pulse by exploring its lively neighborhoods, expansive parks, museums and ancient ruins.

Although most of the world knows it as Mexico City, this high-energy metropolis, home to millions, is officially known as Ciudad de Mexico (or CDMX). Over the past two centuries it was known as DF, Distrito Federal. Sprawling across the Valley of Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico is the Mexican capital city’s broader district, encompassing one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world by population. Explore the 16 different delegaciones (boroughs), from the colonial landmarks of Centro Histórico to the ancient Aztec canals of Xochimilco and the immense urban park of Chapultepec.

Delve into revitalized neighborhoods brimming with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and nightclubs and stumble across former colonial towns like San Angel, Coyoacán and Tlalpan, standing like islands amid the modern developments. Pick a couple of delegaciones and get to know the distinctive neighborhoods in each. Centro Histórico is a great place to discover the city’s historic heart. Wander this elegant colonial area and look for landmarks such as the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zócalo as it is also known, the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) and the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts).

Visit Chapultepec Park to find the city’s zoo, the former imperial palace, a collection of museums and an amusement park. Learn about the city’s pre-Hispanic heritage at Templo Mayor, the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlán Museum and the Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology). Hear live mariachi music at Plaza Garibaldi.

While in Ciudad de Mexico, take the opportunity to see some of the most notable Catholic buildings in the Americas, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral or Basilica of Guadalupe. Coyoacán is a historic arts district that was home to painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Look for La Casa Azul (The Blue House), Kahlo’s childhood home and where she spent much of her life. It’s now the Museo Frida Kahlo. Head to Estadio Azteca to watch a soccer match in one of the world’s biggest stadiums and Arena Mexico to experience the excitement of a traditional lucha libre wrestling match.

Torre Mayor is a sky-scraping tower that offers views across the sprawling city to the distant mountains. Explore outside the city to see Teotihuacán, a network of ancient Nahuatl pyramids and temples.

Ciudad de Mexico is in the center of Mexico. Travel between delegaciones on the city’s comprehensive public transit network or by taxi. Fly into Benito Juarez International Airport or catch a Greyhound bus from the United States.

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$1,816 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,924 reviews)
"Hmmm let's where to started I booked this property because I have Expedia Gold status and it took them a while to acknowledge my status and perks but this didn't effect my experience here after I asked for upgrade it took her sometime to do but she upgrade me to 10th floor first day I received a ..."

Reviewed on 2021/9/18

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$2,531 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Located in Venustiano Carranza, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Foro Sol and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sports Palace Dome. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez ...
4/5Very Good! (4,521 reviews)
"No coffe Maker in the room"

Reviewed on 2021/9/20

Camino Real Aeropuerto Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
4 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,333 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de Arte Moderno, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,541 reviews)
"This hotel is an oasis. You forget you are in one of the largest cities in the world. The location is great. It may have some outdated decor but it is clean and elegant."

Reviewed on 2021/9/19

Camino Real Polanco Mexico
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.
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$1,228 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Santa Fe, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Expo Santa Fe Mexico, Ciudad de los Ninos, and Centro Santa Fe. Paseo Interlomas and Parque Nacional ...
4.1/5Very Good! (241 reviews)
"Great value. Beautiful and comfortable suite.Kitchen is almost fully equipped. Bring your own basic cooking ingredients (oil, seasoning). No napkins or paper towels included. Very difficult to regulate room temperature (too cold at times).There was a sewer smell at times. Overall very nice."

Reviewed on 2021/8/6

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$1,553 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
This family-friendly Mexico City aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Zentrika and Expo Santa Fe Mexico. Paseo Interlomas ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (394 reviews)
"Huge rooms and bathroom"

Reviewed on 2021/8/5

Stadía Suites Mexico City Santa Fe
Paradox Santa Fe
Paradox Santa Fe
3 out of 5
Av Santa Fe 546 Depto., Mexico City, Ciudad de México
The price is NT$1,871 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Santa Fe, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Zentrika and Expo Santa Fe Mexico. Chapultepec Park and Museo Nacional de Antropologia are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
"amazin view , great locat5ion, super polite staff... glad to strongly reccomend it"

Reviewed on 2021/9/20

Paradox 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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