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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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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    Mexican Peso (MXN)
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    UTC (-06:00)
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What People Are Saying About Mexico City

Early access was good; bus ride back no so good

The early pick up allowed our group to be first on the site in the morning. This was a real treat. The guide was technically correct and well informed, but could have made a much greater attempt to interact with our group of 10. the long bus ride in the traffic can't be avoided, but the long lunch stop at a craft shop could have been. Our previous day's walking tour of the Centro Historico was a superior experience.
Teotihuacan: Early Access with Archaeologist Reviewed by William, 10/07/2016

Great introduction to the Centro Hisrorico

Great introduction to the Centro Historico, with a charming and well-informed guide. Thanks, Francisco.
Private 3-Hour Downtown Walking Tour of Mexico City Reviewed by William, 10/06/2016

Impressive cultural sight along with amazing guide

The tour of the pyramids was very enjoyable. I recommend going early like we did so you can enjoy the pyramids before it starts getting packed and hot if you go in the summer. Our tour guide, Leonardo, was very knowledgeable and provided us with the history of Mexico City. Climbing the pyramids was an experience I'll never forget.
Teotihuacan: Early Access with Archaeologist Reviewed by Miguel, 07/01/2016

The beautiful scenery was worth the climb

The tour of the volcanoes outside of Mexico City was one of the best memories of my visit. The staff, Miguel and Leonardo provided us with interesting history and were very attentive as we hiked making sure we were all ok. At the end you will be able to eat amazing food made by the locals. I had a lot of fun going on this tour and would recommend it to others.
From Mexico City: Full-Day Volcano Hiking Tour Reviewed by Miguel, 07/01/2016

The balloon experience and all the people involved were fantastic

As I enjoyed my experience with the balloon company and especially our driver Gabriel !! Amigo tours on the other hand are very poor in communicating. I had to send my address 6 times to 2 different people. We stood on the street 30 minutes in the cold wondering if we were even going. Now today I wait again with no communication about bus tour. I would not use amigo tours again or recommend them. I have 2 more tours booked and wonder if they will remember to pick me up
Balloon Flight over Teotihuacan from Mexico City Reviewed by floyd, 02/29/2016

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