Top sights in Mexico City
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
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What people are saying about Mexico City
Small group of tour around 10 persons in a minivan. We got to know more of Mexico’s History of Pyramid of the moon and the sun. We visited the Basilica of Guadalupe, a massive complex with several churches. The story how Basilica was built is interesting. Jorge, our Tour Guide make this activity something to remember. Jorge is very patience explaining every sites we visited both in English and Spanish. Thanks for this wonderful tour.
Very knowledgeable guide described the sites in an interesting way in Spanish and English. The driver showed up on time and drove safely throughout the trip. We stopped at a relaxing place near the pyramids for a Mexican lunch; we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and booking experience from beginning to end.
Excellent visiting with other traveller's from different countries. Giorgi is very knowledgeable and very patient in answering all questions. He has a great command on multiple languages.
Our tour guide Alan was amazing! I felt that we spent a good amount of time on all three things. Just be very careful when walking up and down the steep steps of the pyramids.
Perfect way to discover the city for first timer. You get to see all the main places.