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

Galeria Plaza Reforma
Galeria Plaza Reforma
4 out of 5
Hamburgo 195 Col Juarez, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,051 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Located in Reforma, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Angel of Independence Monument and U.S. Embassy. Reforma 222 and Torre Mayor are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,170 reviews)
"The hotel is in a good area, it has a nice gym and my room was very big, it is a little dated but other than that is perfect"

Reviewed on 2022/1/21

Galeria Plaza 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$2,200 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
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! (4,498 reviews)
"Easy access from the airport; no need of a taxi. Quick check-in and out."

Reviewed on 2022/1/27

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$2,085 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,903 reviews)
"Staff is very nice and friendly. The property is in a good condition overall. We stayed in 3 different rooms during this vacation since we used it as our headquarter for our Pueblos Magicos vacation. They even stored our big suitcases during our overnight trips.Only flaw was the A/C, no matter how ..."

Reviewed on 2022/1/11

Fiesta Americana - Reforma
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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
The price is NT$1,230 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (273 reviews)
"The hotel is in a great location. Staff were pleasant, breakfast was good, room was bright had a nice view. The only disappointing part was that you could hear the noise from the next room."

Reviewed on 2021/12/25

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$1,466 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
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! (415 reviews)
"I didn’t receive the additional VIP rewards"

Reviewed on 2021/12/19

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$3,201 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Located in Santa Fe, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Parque La Mexicana and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Centro Santa Fe. Centro Medico ABC Santa Fe and Tecnologico ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 2022/1/19

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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