Top attractions in Mexico City
Top sights in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10-14 days is enough to get the most out of this truly amazing 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.
Mexico City thrives in the summer, but it is probably best to visit from November onwards if you are averse to extreme heat.
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.
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What people are saying about Mexico City
So glad I did this! I booked this a month in advance and they did exactly what they said they will do. We got picked up in a clean white van right outside our hotel with an extremely friendly driver who takes us straight to the hot air ballon port. Arriving, they check your temperature before entering. Once checked in; you are all set to go up in the air. From there it’s just a beautiful experience! After they bring you back to the port for a free breakfast, give you a certificate and have you toast with champagne. When finished with the after ceremony, they drive you back to your hotel. Great staff, great vibes, great views. Definitely recommend! Do it!
This walking tour is a unique opportunity to get to know neighbourhoods, to which we probably wouldn't go otherwise, although they have a lot to offer too (especially beautiful street art and interesting architecture). Our guide Nicolas has a big knowledge about Mexico City, but not only. We talked about so many interesting topics, like art, politics, travels, etc. No time to get bored during this 4h30 tour. We also had the opportunity to try typical food and drinks of the region at local places. If you want to see another, beautiful side of CDMX with a super friendly guide, don't hesitate to book this tour.
It was a great experience. The Turibus made it so easy to get around and helps to see/visit the main attractions in Mexico City. There are banners on certain light posts to help identify the hop on/hop off locations. As for the time for the bus to come back around depends on the traffic. But I usually asked the staff on the bus for a estimated time when they will come back to that location: which helped to plan what to do in that amount of time before they come back. All the staff were extremely helpful and polite. I definitely recommend going on the Turibus when visiting!
It was amazing. We got an e-mail prior to our trip about the covid restrictions. Our tour guides also informed us right from the start about the covid restrictions. Among that particular item the trip was amazing. They made it work for us. It was amazing! So grateful. Thank you so much!!!!! -USA here-
Sammy was an excellent tour guide. His thorough knowledge of each historical site in combination with his jovial personality made it a really fun day for us. Highly recommend this tour. It’s all day long. Bring water, sunscreen and hat.