Mexico City

Where to Go & What to Do

Mexico City is the vibrant, multifaceted and ever-changing capital of the country, the political, economic and cultural core of the Mexican Republic.

The city keeps among its streets and long avenues the secrets and events that have shaped the nation.

Mexico City, besides being one of the largest cities in the world, is also a place full of beauty and natural resources. 

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In fact, 59% of the city's territory is considered conservation land, equivalent to more than 88 thousand hectares, which is the reservoir of 12% of the national biodiversity and 2% of the world's biodiversity.

In addition, the city has 25 Natural Protected Areas and 7 Community Ecological Conservation Areas.

Mexico City's physical and natural characteristics allow it to position itself in this segment with a wide range of attractions, services and tourism experiences for adventure, ecotourism and rural tourism.

🏙 Activities in Mexico City

Top 10 Attractions

  1. Zócalo – Plaza de la Constitución
  2. Chapultepec Forest - Park
  3. Museo de Bellas Artes - Museum of Fine Arts
  4. Basilica of Guadalupe
  5. The Angel of Independence
  6. National Museum of Anthropology
  7. Frida Khalo Museum
  8. Templo Mayor Museum
  9. Chapultepec Castle
  10. Soumaya Museum 

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Mexico City is the most important urban center in the country, as well as the political, economic, cultural, academic and business center.

It has 160 museums, 100 art galleries, 30 event and convention spaces, and 21 magical neighborhoods.

The symbol of the city is the Independence Angel on Reforma Avenue. The most visited places are Mexico City's Zócalo and Chapultepec Forest.

And millions of people make pilgrimages every year to the Basilica of Guadalupe to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

It can be divided into 28 tourist zones, where each one forges the multi-cultural character of the CDMX.

The most relevant are: Centro Histórico, Alameda, Polanco-Chapultepec, Reforma-Zona Rosa, Roma-Condesa, Xochimilco, Coyoacán, Ciudad Universitaria, San Angel, Tlalpan, Zona Norte, Villa de Guadalupe... among others.

There are people who have lived in Mexico City for a lifetime and still haven't gotten to know it - that's how BIG Mexico City is!

For all first-time visitors to the city, we recommend a minimum of 5 days and an average of 10 days to get the basics.

We recommend exploring by zones at a time, rather than trying to see several attractions far away from each other, as the city traffic may ruin your idea of a quick exploration.

There are more than 1,000 hotels in Mexico City. There are hotels for all tastes and budgets. 

If your visit to Mexico City is for several days and your intention is to visit as many tourist attractions as possible, we recommend staying in different hotels and in different zones. There are 28 tourist zones in the city.

Stay in Reforma and feel the modernity of this avenue. Stay in downtown and go back to the colonial era of its streets. Stay in Polanco and experience the luxury of its exclusive stores. In Roma - Condesa you will appreciate the hipster and youthful area. And in Coyoacán you will breathe bohemian airs. Among many other areas.

🚍 City Tours Recomendados

Feel safe to explore Mexico City and see the most emblematic sites aboard open-top tour buses. 

🇲🇽 Mexico City Historic Center

Mexico City's Historic Center is the largest and most emblematic in all of Latin America and is one of the most important tourist centers in the world.

This is the main destination for cultural tourism in Mexico. It is home to some of the nation's most prized cultural treasures and true architectural gems.

It is a World Cultural Heritage Site and has about 1,500 buildings, including temples, museums, hotels, stores, galleries, theaters and cultural centers, many of which are listed as historical or artistic monuments of the nation.

Mexico City Cathedral

Top 10 Attractions
Historic Center

  1. Zócalo – Plaza de la Constitución
  2. Templo Mayor Museum
  3. Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City
  4. Palacio de Mineria
  5. Santo Domingo Plaza
  6. Madero Cultural Corridor
  7. Academy of San Carlos
  8. Palacio de Iturbide
  9. Palacio Postal
  10. José Luis Cuevas Museum
  • Former Academy of San Carlos - Web Site
  • Former College of San Ildefonso - Web Site
  • Old City Hall Palace
  • Silvestre Moreno Cora Central Library
  • Miguel Lerdo de Tejada Library
  • Home of the First Printing House in America
  • House of Tiles - Sanborns
  • House of the Counts of Xala - Sanborns
  • House of the Marquis del Apartado
  • Spanish Casino - Web Site
  • Casona de Xicotencatl - Former Seat of the Mexican Senate - Web Site
  • Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico - Web Site
  • The National Center for the Conservation and Registration of Movable Artistic Heritage
  • El Palacio de Hierro
  • The Palace of the School of Medicine - Former Palace of the Inquisition - Video de Youtube
  • Valparaiso Forum - Web Site
  • Murals of the Ministry of Public Education - Web Site
  • Citibanamex Cultural Center, Iturbide Palace - Web Site
  • Palace of the Counts of Heras y Soto
  • National Palace

Don't miss out on:

  • Walking along the Francisco I Madero Tourist Corridor
  • Tour the archaeological site and museum of the Templo Mayor.
  • Go to the Arena Coliseo to see Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) - Web Site
  • Dulcería de Celaya – Facebook
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City - Web Site
  • Former Convent of La Merced
  • Santo Domingo Church
  • Assumption Parish - Metropolitan Tabernacle
  • St. Michael the Archangel Parish
  • Parish of Jesús Nazareno and the Immaculate Conception
  • Temple of the Holy Trinity
  • Temple of Our Lady of Loreto
  • Temple of Regina Coeli - Parish of the Nativity of Mary
  • Temple of San Bernardo
  • Temple of San Felipe Neri
  • Temple of San Francisco
  • Templo of Santa Inés or Temple del Barrio de Xanenetla
  • Temple and former convent of La Enseñanza
  • Our Lady of Pilar
  • Museum Archive of Photography - Facebook
  • Banco de México Museum - Web Site
  • House of the Indomitable Memory Museum
  • Colegio Viszcainas Museum - Web Site
  • Chancellery Museum
  • Caricature Museum
  • Charreria Museum - Web Site
  • Museum of Mexico City
  • Mexican Museum of Women - Web Site
  • Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit
  • Museum of Torture - Facebook
  • Museum of the Constitutions - Web Site
  • El Borcegui Shoe Museum - Facebook
  • Mexican Army and Air Force Museum
  • Estanquillo Museum
  • Perfume Museum - Web Site
  • Telegraph Museum
  • Ex Teresa Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museo Galería Nuestra Cocina Duque de Herdez – Web Site
  • Interactive Museum of Economics - Web Site
  • José Luis Cuevas Museum - Web Site
  • Manuel Tolsá Museum - Palacio de Mineria - Web Site
  • Mexican Museum of Design - Web Site
  • National Museum of Art - Web Site
  • National Museum of World Cultures - Royal House of the Coin - Web Site
  • National Numismatic Museum
  • Postal Museum - Postal Palace
  • Subway Museum - Temple of Ehecatl
  • UNAM Today Museum
  • Palace of Autonomy of the UNAM Museum and Cultural Center - Web Site
  • Plaza de la Constitución – Zócalo de la Ciudad
  • Santo Domingo Plaza
  • Plaza de la Concepción
  • Plaza de la Fundación
  • Plaza Manuel Gamio
  • Plaza Manuel Tolsá
  • Plaza Tlaxcoaqueamio

🏙 Alameda | Tabacalera - Mexico City

The magnificent Alameda Central is one of the jewels of Mexico City, take a pause and find a moment to appreciate the beauty of this beautiful park that was a place of recreation for the colonial aristocracy.

In this area is the Palacio de Bellas Artes, an art nouveau jewel on the outside, art deco on the inside, with a pleasant esplanade adorned by sculptures. It is a meeting point for city dwellers.

Whichever way you look there is a must-see: to the east of the Palace of Fine Arts, the Postal Palace; to the north, the Franz Mayer Museum, the National Museum of Prints and more.


Top 10 Attractions
Alameda Zone

  1. Museo de Bellas Artes - Museum of Fine Arts
  2. Alameda Central - Central Park
  3. Barrio Chino - Chinatown
  4. Franz Mayer Museum
  5. Monumento a la Revolución
  6. Alameda Art Laboratory
  7. Plaza Garibaldi
  8. Museum of Popular Art
  9. La Ciudadela Handicrafts Market
  10. Church of La Santa Veracruz
  • Alameda Central - Central Park - Web Site
  • Museo de Bellas Artes - Museum of Fine Arts - Web Site
  • Museum of the Mexican Revolution - Monumento a la Revolución - Web Site
  • Torre Latino - Viewpoint and Museums - Web Site
  • La Ciudadela Handicrafts Market Web Site
  • Plaza Garibaldi - Museum of Tequila and Mezcal - Web Site
  • Barrio Chino - Chinatown
  • Centro de la Imagen - Cultural Center
  • Laboratorio Arte Alameda - Former San Diego Convent
  • San Juan Market - The Exotic Market of Mexico
  • Casa Rivas Mercado – Web Site
  • Frontón México - Entertainment Center - Web Site
  • Iglesia de San Hipólito y San Casiano
  • Parroquia de San Fernando Rey
  • Parroquia de San Juan de Dios
  • Parroquia de Santa María la Redonda Cuepopan
  • Templo de la Santa Veracruz

🇲🇽 Reforma | Zona Rosa - Mexico City

Connecting the Alameda Central to the Chapultepec Forest is Reforma Avenue.

This avenue is full of roundabouts that are symbols of the city: the Caballito, the Diana Cazadora, the Independence Angel, as well as large office buildings, hotels and restaurants.

On the south side of Reforma is the Zona Rosa, one of the most elegant neighborhoods of the city during the Porfiriato.

The Zona Rosa is a bohemian neighborhood where great Mexican artists have lived and for decades, the Zona Rosa has been the center of the LGBT community.

Angel de la Independencia Paseo de la Reforma Ciudad de Mexico

Top 6 Attractions
Reforma - Zona Rosa

  1. Glorieta del Angel de la Independencia (Independence Angel Roundabout)
  2. Walk along Paseo de la Reforma Avenue where there are constantly open-air exhibitions.
  3. Visit the Art Garden, where all kinds of artists selected for the quality of their work exhibit their work in the open air.
  4. The Insurgentes Crafts Market and the Plaza del Angel Antiques Center.
  5. Stroll through the Zona Rosa on the pedestrian street of Genova, walk along Florence and Hamburg, go shopping, have a coffee on a terrace and relax.
  6. Visit the internationally renowned bars of Reforma - Zona Rosa
  • Prim Public Project - Web Site
  • Culture and Digital Center - Web Site
  • Jardin del Arte
  • Plaza del Angel Antiques Center - Facebook
  • Independence Angel Roundabout
  • Diana Cazadora Fountain
  • Torre del Caballito
  • Monumento a Cuitlahuac
  • Monumento a la Madre
  • Estela de Luz
  • Chocolate Museum - Web Site
  • Wax Museum, Ripley's, and Fantastic Voyage - Web Site
  • Carranza House Museum Web Site
  • Museum of the Mexican Stock Exchange MUBO - Web Site
  • The St Regis Mexico City – Web Site
  • Sofitel Mexico City Reforma – Web Site
  • Ritz Carlton Ciudad de México – Web Site
  • Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City – Web Site

🏙 Roma | Condesa - Mexico City

La Colonia Roma has an effervescent cultural activity. Artists, designers, photographers and more come from all over Latin America to stay.

In this neighborhood, luxury coexists unashamedly with the alternative. Here is Casa Lamm, graffiti decorates facades and shutters and the food is popular, organic or both. There are also other emblematic spaces such as MODO or Mercado Roma.

La Condesa is full of art deco architecture. In its heart, the Mexico Park and its Amsterdam belt, are a sample of this artistic movement that is present in every detail.

Aesthetics are important here, so, in addition to the fascinating urban landscape, interior design, art and design are protagonists of the neighborhood in vintage furniture stores, art galleries, stores and designers' studios. 

Roma Condesa Ciudad de Mexico

Top 5 Attractions
Roma | Condesa Neighborhoods

  1. Cibeles Fountain
  2. Alvaro Obregon Avenue
  3. Parque México y España
  4. Hundreds of choices of Cafes, Restaurants and Bars in the area
  5. Roma Market
  • Tour Álvaro Obregón Avenue
  • Walk through the streets of the Condesa neighborhood, especially between Parque Mexico and Parque España.
    • Amsterdam Avenue is one of the most luxurious residential areas in the country.
  • See the Art Deco of the buildings in Condesa Neighbourhood
  • Visit the Art Galleries in the area
  • Visit Holy Family Parish on Orizaba Street
  • Take a gastronomic tour in the area. There are plenty of options
  • Roma Market - Web Site
  • Mercado Medellín - Little Havana - Facebook
  • Leonora Carrington House Studio - Web Site
  • Ramón Lopez Velarde Museum - House of the Poet - Web Site
  • Casa Lamm Cultural Center - Web Site
  • Mexican Plastic Arts Hall - Web Site
  • Museum of the Object of the Object - Web Site
  • Soumaya's Guillermo Tovar y de Teresa House Museum - Web Site
  • Cibeles Fountain
  • Parque México
  • Parque España
  • Plaza Luis Cabrera
  • Plaza Río de Janeiro

Brick Hotel – Web Site
Casa Dovela – Web Site
Casa Goliana – Web Site
Flow Suites Condesa – Web Site
Four Points Sheraton Roma Norte – Web Site
Hotel Condesa DF – Web Site
Hotel Villa Condesa – Web Site
La Valise Hotel – Web Site
Nima Local House Hotel – Web Site
The Red Tree House – Web Site
Vasconcelos 65 – Web Site

🇲🇽 Polanco | Chapultepec - Mexico City

Chapultepec and Polanco, at first glance are antagonistic areas, but they are intimately connected. A chain of cultural venues connect Chapultepec, the great lung of Mexico City, with the rest of the city starting with Polanco, its most cosmopolitan neighborhood.

Chapultepec is the great iconic forest of Mexico City. The place for sports. Kilometers of trails, lakes, the Castle, the Zoo, the large parks, art and culture venues, along with the National Auditorium and the Luis Barragán Studio.

While in Polanco you will find, among Californian colonial-style mansions and modern buildings, decoration stores, art galleries, embassies, luxury brands, the most avant-garde museums, such as the Soumaya Museum, and a great scene of restaurants and cafes.

Bosque de chapultepec

Top 10 Attractions
Polanco - Chapultepec

  1. Chapultepec Forest and Lake
  2. National Museum of Anthropology
  3. Museum of Modern Art
  4. Soumaya Museum
  5. Presidente Masaryk Avenue
  6. Lincoln Park
  7. Polanquito - Bars and Restaurants Zone
  8. Art Galleries in Polanco
  9. Antara Fashion Hall
  10. Church of San Agustin
  • Altar a la Patria –
  • Monument to the Niños Heroes 
  • Auditorio Nacional – Web Site
  • Montezuma Aviary
  • Montezuma Baths
  • Casa del Lago - Cultural Center - Web Site
  • Chapultepec Castle - National Museum of History - Facebook
  • Cencalli, the House of Corn and Food Culture
  • Botanical Garden Pro Bosque Chapultepec - Web Site
  • Euquerio Guerrero Senior Citizen's Garden
  • Chapultepec Lake - Web Site
  • Los Pinos Cultural Complex - Web Site
  • Monument to the Heroes of Squadron 201
  • Museum of Modern Art - Facebook
  • Caracol Museum - Gallery of History -
    National Museum of Anthropology - Web Site
  • Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art - Web Site
  • Chapultepec Zoo - Web Site
  • Papalote Children's Museum - Web Site
  • Dolores Carcamo Museum
  • Museum of Natural History and Environmental Culture
  • Lakes of the 2nd Section - Minor Lake and Major Lake of Chapultepec
  • Luis Barragan House - World Heritage Site - Web Site
  • Gilardi House Museum of Art - Web Site
  • Casa de la Bola Museum - Web Site
  • National Museum of Cartography
  • Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen – La Sabatina
  • Soumaya Museum - Web Site
  • Jumex Museum - Web Site
  • Inbursa Aquarium - Web Site
  • Telcel Theater - Web Site
  • Antara Fashion Hall – Web Site
  • Walking along Presidente Masaryk Avenue
  • Lincoln Park
  • Parque América
  • Church of San Agustin

Just beyond Polanco:

🏙 Coyoacán - Mexico City

When you visit Coyoacán you will find a place full of history, charm and legends. From the time of Hernán Cortés until today, visitors from all over the world have been captivated by the beauty of the place.

Coyoacán was a refuge for artists; Octavio Paz used to walk through these streets and here is the birthplace of Frida Kahlo and the Museo Casa de León Trotsky.

The center of Coyoacán is marked by the Jardín Hidalgo, in what was once the atrium of the former convent and the parish of San Juan Bautista.

There is always a relaxed atmosphere, a meeting place for coffees, meals and gatherings on the terraces of the restaurants, in the market of antojitos or in one of the most traditional cantinas of the city.

Fuente de los Coyotes Coyoacan Ciudad de Mexico

Top 10 Attractions
in Coyoacán

  1. Casa Azul - Frida Kahlo Museum
  2. Downtown Coyoacan - Plaza Centenario and Hidalgo
  3. Mexican Artisan Market
  4. Walk through the Plaza de la Conchita and surrounding area.
  5. Walk along Francisco Sosa Avenue
  6. National Museum of Popular Cultures
  7. Leon Trotsky House Museum
  8. National Museum of the Interventions - Former Convent of Churubusco
  9. Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum
  10. Parroquia de San Juan Bautista
  • House of Hernán Cortés - Former City Hall Palace
  • Mexican Artisan Market
  • Jesús Reyes Heroles Cultural Center
  • Avocado Alley
  • Monumental House of Emilio el Indio Fernandez
  • Coyoacan Market
  • Elena Garro Cultural Center - Web Site
  • Italian Institute of Culture - Facebook
  • Living Arts Center - Web Site
  • Fonoteca Nacional de México – Facebook
  • Oasis Coyoacán - Shopping Mall - Web Site
  • Coyoacán Tourist Tramway - Web Site
  • Casa Azul - Frida Kahlo Museum - Web Site
  • National Museum of Popular Cultures - Facebook
  • Leon Trotsky House Museum - Web Site
  • National Museum of the Interventions - Former Convent of Churubusco - Facebook
  • Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum - Web Site
  • National Watercolor Museum - Web Site
  • Army and Air Force Museum MUEFA
  • Parroquia de San Juan Bautista
  • Capilla de la Conchita
  • Capilla de Santa Catarina
  • Parroquia de San Sebastián Martir
  • Capilla de San Diego Churubusco
  • Capilla de San Antonio de Padua
  • Jardín Centenario – Fuente de los Coyotes
  • Plaza Jardín Hidalgo
  • Parque Frida Kahlo
  • Plaza de la Conchita
  • Parque Nacional Viveros de Coyoacán
  • Parque de la Bombilla
  • Parque Masayoshi Ohira
  • National Center for the Arts CENART - Facebook
  • Cineteca Nacional – Web Site
  • El Cantoral - Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center - Web Site
  • Ex Convento de Culhuacán - 7km from Downtown Coyoacán
  • Explore San Angel and/or Ciudad Universitaria

🇲🇽 Xochimilco - Mexico City

Xochimilco is chinampas, trajineras, museums, flower and plant markets, parishes, parks and forests.

The canals of Xochimilco and the traditional chinampas cultivation system are World Cultural Heritage.

More than 200 colorful trajineras depart from its ten piers to travel along the canals, whose routes reach the chinampas or the Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls).

Along the way, visitors can eat, celebrate with family or friends, sing with a mariachi band, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are few things in Mexico City as traditional as this.

Trajineras Embarcaderos Xochimilco Ciudad de Mexico

Top 8 Attractions
In Xochimilco

  • The Trajineras of Xochimilco
  • The Island of Dolls
  • Flower Markets
  • Pulquerías
  • Agricultural greenhouses.
  • Lake Xochimilco, Xaltocan, Caltongo, del Toro
  • La Chinampa interactiva.
  • National Museum of the ajolote.

* Arriving in Xochimilco there are many vendors on motorcycles, bicycles or on foot who offer to take you to a pier. We do not recommend as it will be more expensive since they take a commission.

* $500 pesos is the official price for 1 hour per trajinera and not per person. This is a common scam. And it is easy to negotiate the price for less money.

* If you want to visit Isla de las Muñecas you must take the long duration Ecological Routes. Since this island is not so close to the traditional tourist area.

There are 10 piers. All are different in size, and in the experience they offer.

In classic tour, i.e. the walk with party and mariachis, you can go to Nativitas or Las Flores Pier. For a very quiet ride and more focused on the nature, pick Cuemanco Pier.

That is why you have to choose the Xochimilco pier according to what you are looking for: the tourist canals or the protected natural area.

Tourist Canals in Xochimilco

Here you can take a traditional tour of Xochimilco with mariachis and other musical groups. (festive atmosphere).


  • Nuevo Nativitas.
  • Las Flores
  • Zacapa
  • Caltongo
  • Salitre
  • San Cristóbal,
  • Belem
  • Belem de las Flores

Nuevo Nativitas is the largest pier, with a handicraft market, a large parking lot, several restaurants around.

Salitre, San Cristóbal, Belem and Belem de las Flores are all easily accessible from the center of Xochimilco.

Protected Natural Area Canals

Here the tours allow you to discover the Xochimilco ecological park, is a reserve of 200 hectares, where different species of birds can be found.

It is also an opportunity to see the traditional agriculture that has been preserved in the chinampas.

They are much less touristic routes, and the ideal place to make ecotourism in Xochimilco. 


  • Cuemanco
  • Fernando Celada
  • Puente de Urrutia

Cuemanco is the largest pier for going to the Xochimilco reserve, but it is quite quiet because there are few boats. There is no music or food here, to preserve the area.

Cuemanco is also known for its flower, cactus and succulents market, one of the Mexico City's largest plant markets.

Approximate costs, subject to change:

Shared Trajinera (1 hour) - The cheapest option

Shared boats (with capacity for 60 people) that go back and forth between the Nativitas pier and the Salitre pier.

– Cost: 30 pesos (30min one way) or 60 pesos per person (round trip).

Great option to visit Xochimilco on a budget.

Traditional Tour (From 1 hour to 3 hours) 

This is the classic trajinera tour (with capacity for 20 people) through the canals of Xochimilco.

Several boats will offer you food and music. You can bring your own food and drinks.

The 1 hour tour is round trip along the same path. The 2 or 3 hour tour will allow you to watch more and better canals.

The official price is $500 pesos per hour, per trajinera.

Ecological route (From 4 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes)

This route passes through the ecological zone of Xochimilco, that the Tourist Route is much quieter.

In this type of route you will be able to observe the numerous birds, visit the greenhouses, lakes (depending on the starting point) and see some attractions: Ajolotario, Chinampa Interactiva, the Ajolote Museum or the Isla de las Muñecas.

Average cost: From $1,800 pesos for 4 hours, up to 2,200 pesos for almost 6 hours.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can bring your own food. The other option is to buy it right there at the pier of your choice, or from one of the many vendors that pass by with their boats. There are trajinera packages that also include food.

Can I bring my own drinks?

Yes, you can bring all drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), at no additional cost. The same applies to food.

Are there restrooms at the piers?

Generally yes, and they regularly charge $5 pesos, and during the tour ask the person who drives the trajinera.

How much do mariachis cost in Xochimilco?

A mariachi song usually costs $150 pesos, they also offer 4 song packages for $520 pesos. Marimba is cheaper, usually $70 pesos per song or 4 song packages for 200 pesos.

What are the hours in Xochimilco?

In general the trajineras are available from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is also possible to take night tours between 7:00 p.m. and midnight, but reservations must be made in advance.

- In the main square of Xochimilco is the 16th century Cathedral and Ex-Convent of San Bernardino de Siena.

- The Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary from the 18th century

- Eating at the Xochimilco market

- Drinking Pulque at El Templo de Diana - Facebook

- Visit a flower market, in Xochimilco there are 4: 

  • Cuemanco – Facebook
  • Madre Selva – Facebook
  • Mercado Acuexcomatl
  • Palacio de la Flor

- Dolores Olmedo Museum - Web Site

🏙 San Ángel | Ciudad Universitaria - Mexico City

San Angel was born around the Ex-Convento del Carmen. Narrow cobblestone streets. Beautiful colonial style mansions with large gardens and delicate railings.

Tree-lined squares ideal for a moment of rest. Flower markets. An idyllic place that attracted Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, where they built their homes.

Today San Angel is one of the favorite places for locals and tourists on weekends.

While the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico - heir to the oldest university in New Spain - has been declared a World Heritage Site, for being an "exemplary monumental complex of 20th century modernism".

Campus Central Unam Universidad Autonoma de Mexico

Top 10 Attractions
in San Ángel & Ciudad Universitaria

  1. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House and Studio Museum
  2. Carrillo Gil Museum
  3. El Carmen Museum
  4. Casa Del Risco Museum - Cultural Center
  5. Parque de la Bombilla
  6. Soumaya Museum Plaza Loreto
  7. Central Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  8. Universum Science Museum
  9. University Museum of Contemporary Art
  10. IB-UNAM Botanical Garden
  • Plaza de San Jacinto
  • Temple and Former Convent of San Jacinto
  • Bazaar Sabado – Facebook
  • Ex-Convent and Museum of El Carmen
  • Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House and Studio Museum
  • Carrillo Gil Art Museum - Web Site
  • Villa San Jacinto – Web Site
  • El Batan Ecological Park - Facebook
  • Walking around Chimalistac neighborhood
  • San Angel Cultural Center
  • Library of the Revolutions of Mexico
  • Soumaya Museum Plaza Loreto
  • Murals and Olympic Stadium
  • University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC)
  • University Cultural Center
    • National Library - World Heritage
    • Nezahualcóyotl Hall (home of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the UNAM)
    • Juan Ruiz de Alarcón Theater
    • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Forum
    • The José Revueltas, Julio Bracho and Carlos Monsiváis Cinemas
  • Sculptural space
  • Universum Science Museum
  • Six Flags México – Web Site
  • Artz Pedregal Shopping Mall - Web Site
  • Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone
  • Kidzania Cuicuilco – Web Site
  • Tlalpan Forest Natural Protected Area - Web Site
  • Museum of Time - Tlalpan - Web Site

🇲🇽 Basílica de Guadalupe - Mexico City

The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the main holy places of Catholicism.

it is the second most visited temple in the world after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy, it receives 40 million visitors each year, including pilgrims and tourists.

Every day thousands of people go up the Calzada de Guadalupe on pilgrimage.

The Virgin appeared to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on the Tepeyac Hill, where Tonantzin was worshipped before.


Nowadays, the Villa de Guadalupe is a complex of religious precincts that includes:

The Basilica itself, the Indian Chapel, the Cerrito Chapel, the Tepeyac Cemetery, the Pocito Chapel, the Temple and former convent of the Capuchinas, the Expiatory Temple to Christ the King, the Basilica Museum, the Baptistery and the Plaza Mariana.

The Basilica is of modern construction. It was designed to house 10,000 faithful and to allow from any point to admire the famous and mysterious cloth with the image of the Virgin, which today continues to intrigue the world.

🏙 Poniente | Santa Fe - Mexico City

Santa Fe is one of the most exclusive areas of the city.

Large corporations, luxury hotels, modern avant-garde apartment towers, excellent restaurants and large shopping malls with luxury brands, leisure spaces and everything you could want or need are located here.

Thousands of people come from all over Mexico to do their business in Santa Fe, spend a weekend shopping, stroll through the most exclusive side of Mexico City, or participate in one of the macro-events organized there.

If you want to combine shopping, fine dining, spas, day and night entertainment for you and your family, this is your ideal destination.

Ex Convento Desierto de los Leones Ciudad de Mexico

The Desierto de los Leones is one of the best preserved forests in the country.

In the center of this magnificent National Park is located the shell of what was once a convent dedicated to meditation, to a close encounter with God and His creation: the ex-convent of Nuestra Señora del Carmen de los Montes de Santa Fe (better known as the ex-convent of Desierto de Los Leones).

A magnificent 17th century building transformed into a tourist center with a wide variety of cultural activities.. It is the ideal place to spend a weekend enjoying the outdoors and the colors of the forest.

Archaeological Sites in Mexico City

Zona Arqueologica Cerro de la Estrella CDMX

Cerro de la Estrella

Iztapalapa, CDMX

Zona Arqueologica Cuicuilco CDMX


Tlalpan, CDMX

Zona Arqueologica Mixcoac CDMX


Benito Juárez, CDMX

Zona Arqueologica Templo Mayor CDMX

Templo Mayor

Cuauhtémoc, CDMX

Zona Arqueologica Tlatelolco CDMX


Cuauhtémoc, CDMX

Where Mexico City is located

Distance from Mexico City to other cities

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
63 Km | 39 Mi
1 Hour
Cuernavaca Morelos
87 Km | 54 Mi
1 hora 20 minutos
Pachuca Hidalgo
91 km | 57 Mi
1 Hora 25 Minutos
Puebla City
135 km | 84 Mi
2 Horas
Ciudad de Querétaro
208 km | 129 Mi
2 Horas 40 Minutos

Distance from Mexico City to Magical Towns

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Tepotzotlán EDOMEX
40 Km | 25 Mi
20 minutos
Teotihuacán EDOMEX
48 km | 30 Mi
50 Minutes
Metepec EDOMEX
60 km | 38 Mi
1 Hour
V. del Carbón EDOMEX
66 km | 41 Mi
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Zempoala Hidalgo
83 km | 51 Mi
1 Hora 10 Minutos

Official Tourism Site

Mexico City is one of the most fascinating cultural destinations in the world.

It is one of the three cities with the largest number of museums in the world, it also has a priceless historical legacy, a gastronomic offer applauded worldwide and hundreds of places to make the most of your stay in the country's capital.

- Ciudades Coloniales En México -

Turismo en Toluca Estado de México Mexico


State Of Mexico

Ciudad de Guanajuato Capital

Guanajuato City


Tourism in Guerrero



Turismo en Hidalgo - Lugares Turisticos del Estado de Hidalgo



Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Morelia Michoacan Centro



Turismo en Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico



Turismo en Santiago de Querétaro México

Queretaro City


Ciudad de San Luis Potosi Mexico

San Luis Potosí City

San Luis Potosí

Merida Yucatan