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Highlights of Mexico City

Mexico City, commonly known as D.F. (Distrito Federal) is the largest city in the world by population. Blending Hispanic and indigenous culture, the entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here are some of the cultural treasures to seek out.

Teotihuacan Pyramids

Teotihuacan Pyramids

This staggering City of the Gods, constructed by the Toltecs, was built over the course of 300 years starting in 100 BC. Prepare to feel small as you tour its monumental pyramids.

Frida Kahlo Museum
Photo: megananne @flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Frida Kahlo Museum

Mexico's iconically-eyebrowed artist has her own museum in D.F., in the house where she was born and where she died. Its cobalt blue walls and tranquil courtyards are truly lovely.

Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre

Forget WWE - if you've ever wanted to see a wrestling match, this is it. Lucha Libre is a form of wrestling peculiar to Hispanic countries, distinguished by its colorful masks.

Puebla

Puebla

Puebla is one of the oldest inhabited places in the whole country. The Tonanzintla Church and Cholula Pyramid, framed by the Sierra Norte mountains, is unforgettable.

Guadalupe Shrine
Photo: Wallack Family @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Guadalupe Shrine

This basilica was built in the 1600s, on the spot where Our Lady of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to St. Juan Diego. In the 1970s, a new basilica was constructed alongside.

Zona Rosa
Photo: Adam Jones @Flickr

Zona Rosa

Mexico City's "Pink Zone" is home to gay and Korean communities among many others. As you walk its bohemian streets, you can see some of Mexico's most European-looking architecture.

Planning Your Mexico City Visit

How long should I stay in Mexico City?

10-14 days is enough to get the most out of this truly amazing city.

How walkable is Mexico City?

It's huge, so you will be relying on public transport a lot. In certain non-tourist areas, it's advised to avoid walking around at night.

When should I go to Mexico City?

Mexico City thrives in the summer, but it is probably best to visit from November onwards if you are averse to extreme heat.

Anything else I should know?

In Mexico, tipping is common in places you may not have expected - for example, at gas stations and supermarkets. If in doubt, check out what locals are doing.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Mexican Peso (MXN)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-06:00)
  • Country Code
    +52
  • Best time to visit
    Year-round

Things to Do in Mexico City

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What people are saying about Mexico City

Lots of sights packed into an easy day trip.

I'm not usually into group tours but I was traveling by myself and figured it would be easier for something like this outside of the city. I was right. The van picked me up right at my hotel and we ended up with a small but fun group. Our guide was really knowledgeable and personable. He also asked right up front about our language preferences. Stopped for lunch at a pretty good place which was awesome after climbing the steps of the pyramids (STEEP!!) Speaking of, be sure to have some cash for water - it's hot out there. Loved that our guide discussed cultural things that weren't necessarily part of the tour but interesting to know about the area. Totally recommend.

Teotihuacan, Shrine of Guadalupe & Tlatelolco Day Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/21/2019

Amazing night - made all the better by Ro!

This is an excellent tour and Ro was an awesome host. He loves Mexico city and inspires us to love it even more. Lots of funny anecdotes, bits of culture, history and notes to remember. He is happy to answer questions, chat about different aspects of Mexico and life here and shares, honestly, what you want to know. He took us to a pulque bar as we had not had any up to that point and ensured we all had plenty to chat and laugh about. I would highly recommend this tour and was disappointed to have it end! Go, and go with Ro, you wont regret it!

The most outstanding guide and driver for an amazing tour.

Iván (guide) and Leo (driver) we’re the most friendlier and helpful guys we have ever had the chance to meet in a guided tour. Knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely respectful. Water was provided all the time. The directions, and what to expect during the tour we’re clearly explained. My family and I were very pleased at the end. Leo even sang a few songs for us at the end of the tour. I’d recommend this tour (especially with these guides). Thanks guys.

Friendly and informative tour guide, with inseresting sites to visit

Overall great trip, but a long drive with limited legroom if you are tall! Guides were excellent, info in Spanish and English, walking tour of Puebla was interesting. Most of the sites visited were churches - very nice, but would be nice to see some different attractions too. Nice buffet lunch, lots of choice, and some markets to buy souvenirs.

Puebla & Cholula Full-Day Tour from Mexico City Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/12/2019

Excellent guide from local provider, Wayak bus.

The trip is very fruitful with well organized time for sightseeing, lunch and shopping. The guide from the local service provider Wayak Bus is very experience and taking care customers speaking different languages (Spaniah and English).