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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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What People Are Saying About Mexico City

Visually & verbally excellent! Guide was knowledgable & entertaining.

The history and viewing of the pyramids was a wonderful experience. It is additionally satisfying that the government is supporting anthropologist exploration and restoring important ruins to further relate the importance of this past cultural heritage. Guadalupe Shrine from its beginnings to the modern ediface it presents today was also a lesson in Mexican history. We also were impressed with the breadth and cultural vales of Mexico City.

The site is spectacular and the guide was very knowledgeable.

I really enjoyed the tour, the guide and the driver were great and quite accommodating.

Teotihuacan: Early Access with Archaeologist Reviewed by Camila, 11/04/2016

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

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