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Steeped in history and culture, Mexico City is the ideal starting point for a holiday in Mexico. Visitors will find a wealth of attractions in its eclectic neighbourhoods – from museums and ancient ruins to sprawling parks and art galleries.

The capital of Mexico is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic centre of the city. You can view the remains of an Aztec structure at Templo Mayor or walk a few steps to admire the architecturally magnificent Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral nearby. The National Palace, Palacio de Bellas Artes and Zócalo Square are worth a visit too. A stroll down Paseo de la Reforma will lead you to the Angel of Independence statue that has become an icon of the city. Art lovers can head to the Frida Kahlo Museum and Museo Mural Diego Rivera.

At the cantinas (local bars), street food stalls and high-end restaurants of Mexico City, you can savour traditional delights such as tacos and quesadillas paired with drinks like mezcal and tequila. Tacos, especially the tacos al pastor variety (spit-roasted pork with a pineapple flavour) are a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike. Tlacoyos, oval-shaped thick corn tortillas topped with fava beans and other ingredients, are great for a hearty snack.

There’s no dearth of things to do in Mexico City. You can spend time picnicking, boating or cycling at Chapultepec Park. Day trips to the archaeological complex of Teotihuacán or the World Heritage Site of Xochimilco are popular too.

Tonight

From $9 per night

This weekend

From $15 per night

Next weekend

From $18 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency USD
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $57 per night
Average weekday price $57 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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What other travelers say about Mexico City

6.0

As a solo traveler, I enjoyed more intimate parts of CDMX...

August 2, 2022

As a solo traveler, I enjoyed more intimate parts of CDMX like Coyoacan. Even though I speak Spanish, I felt a bit on alert as a solo female traveler. Even still, lots to see, do, and eat. I am glad I went though next time I hope to bring a friend!

Wanderlustwebb
Wanderlustwebb United States of America
10

A huge city with much to offer.

August 2, 2022

A huge city with much to offer. I was a single woman and found Condessa safe even at night in the bars and restaurants. Uber is the way to get across the city - its cheap and reliable. Lots of good places to eat, museums, green spaces and all relatively inexpensive

Dawnpl
Dawnpl United Kingdom
10

World class museums and safe walkable neighborhoods.

July 31, 2022

World class museums and safe walkable neighborhoods. Try to plan your trip carefully to avoid endless travel on highways. Must see the Museo Nacional de Antropología, located in a nice neighborhood in a wonderful park. We enjoyed the Frida Kahlo house and the nearby Coyoacan market. Wonderful restaurants in Roma Norte.

Cheryl
Cheryl United States of America
10

This was my first time to the city and most certainly...

July 29, 2022

This was my first time to the city and most certainly won't be my last. I was really impressed and suggest a long weekend in CDMC in order to visit it well. I didn't have enough time to visit the Mayan temples and really get to see all of the city as it's pretty big. So Next time going to Mexico try and fit in Mexico City. Lastly the weather was beautiful when I went, a bit chilly in the morning and then a beautiful blue sky in the afternoon. The temperature rises of course but without humidity. Maybe I was lucky with weather!

Randy
Randy Italy
10

Safe!

July 23, 2022

Safe! I lived downtown DC for 12 years and Mexico City felt similar. Most areas felt completely safe! Like in any city people need to be aware and stay away from alleys that look dodgy. Food fantastic! Wish we had time for more street food! Uber was only about $5 (US) for rides 30minutes long! Public transportation is fantastic but we prefered saving time/hastle and luxury of arriving at entryways of our destinations. Tons to do! Shopping malls and indoor/outdoor markets! Historical areas, museums, boat market, pyramids, Luche Libre (boxing in costumes) & more!

Pam
Pam United States of America
8.0

Beautiful old & modern in different areas of the city.

July 21, 2022

Beautiful old & modern in different areas of the city. A lot of trees, statues and all kinda buildings. We went there for whole 4 days 4 nights, it should have been one more day. Be careful of some restaurants that they charged us for the 500ml water x 3 is MX $177 but outside 1.5 L water bottle is only mx $12-$16. Just go to the ones that show the prices. Be careful of thief and pickpocketting because my iphone was stolen from my pants' pocket and took me so difficult to travel and connected to the flights and hotels. Going to Chitchez Itza from Cancun was nice with tourguide on bus and the spot. Foods are not varieties, mostly taco at street food carts.

Piyawadee Yotpimpa
Piyawadee Yotpimpa United States of America

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