Things to do in

Mexico City

The great Mexican metropolis — home to Frida Kahlo, tacos al pastor, and many a UNESCO-listed treasure.

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Mexico City

What top attractions are a must-see in Mexico City?

Planning Your 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

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What people are saying about Mexico City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,557 reviews

Gabi lead a small group of us around Mexico City at a leisurely pace, pointing out several of the building artworks and giving us the history and stories behind the murials. A brief stop for a Tlacoyo street food and ending the tour with a skyscraper view over the city. Of all the tour guides I've had in Mexico I would honestly say Gabi was the best, in part with conversing in English rather than splitting languages with Spanish which can be difficult to maintain attention. Very good value for money and highly recommend

Our tour guide was Allen and he was awesome. Very funny and knowledgeable about everything he showed us. There were 2 guests who were very rude at the beginning of the tour and began hassling our guide over wearing a mask when he already had one on. Rocky start to the tour but ended on a great note. He was prompt on his arrival and very courteous. Highly recommend this tour and this guide! Thank you Allen Fernando!

I had a fantastic experience with Mauricio that I will never forget. He was patient and encouraging in guiding me to the summit of Orizaba while making sure I was safe and not experiencing altitude sickness. Keep in mind that this is a VERY challenging experience due to the high altitude, and it shouldn't be attempted without acclimatizing through other high altitude hikes

Die Tour war sehr gut geplant von der Abholung über die diversen stops. Der Tourguide war super freundlich und hat mit viel Fachwissen aufgewartet und uns auch genug Zeit zum umsehen gegeben Sehr empfehlenswert

On time pick up. Program is as specified. Very good experience of hot air ballroom riding. breakfast is very good.