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Mexico City
Travel Guide

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$1,935 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
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! (1,854 reviews)
"There was an obvious attempt to please the guests. Carlos in the main breakfast restaurant and Miguel in the VIP lounge were very attentive. Although there are plenty alternatives for dining in the vicinity, the service was so great that that I stayed at the hotel as much as I could. Rooms were comfortable, ..."

Reviewed on 2021/6/16

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
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$2,736 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 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. Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez ...
4/5Very Good! (4,605 reviews)
"The best thing about this hotel was the lady at the front desk (ilse) amazing very friendly and knowledgeable thank you"

Reviewed on 2021/6/16

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$2,020 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Reforma, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Angel of Independence Monument and U.S. Embassy. Reforma 222 and Torre Mayor are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,231 reviews)
"Amazing hotel and service"

Reviewed on 2021/6/14

Galeria Plaza Reforma
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Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
2 out of 5
Carrada Hutzil 7, 62525 Amatlán, México, Amatlan, MOR
The price is NT$2,056 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated in Amatlan, this campground is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Earliest 16th Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl and within 6 mi (10 km) of El Tepozteco ...
Villas Amatlan Eco Village Retired From People
Great House Cuerna
Great House Cuerna
3 out of 5
22 Pino, Ahuehuetes, Temixco, MOR
The price is NT$10,844 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
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
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
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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