Top Tours & Activities 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.
- CurrencyMexican Peso (MXN)
- Time ZoneUTC (-06:00)
- Country Code+52
- Best time to visitYear-round
Things to Do in Mexico City
Top Attractions in Mexico City
- 2Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- 5Xochimilco Ecological Park and Plant Market
- 7San Angel
- 8Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City
- 9Plaza de las Tres Culturas
- 10National Museum of Anthropology
- 11Six Flags México
- 12Estadio Azteca
- 13Chapultepec Park
- 14Plaza Garibaldi
- 15Catedral Metropolitana de México
- 16Angel de la Independencia
- 17Paseo de la Reforma
- 18National Auditorium
- 19Zona Rosa
- 20National Museum of Art, Mexico City
Other Sightseeing Options in Mexico City
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What People Are Saying About Mexico City
I really enjoyed the tour, the guide and the driver were great and quite accommodating.
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.
Great introduction to the Centro Historico, with a charming and well-informed guide. Thanks, Francisco.
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.
The tour of the volcanoes outside of Mexico City was one of the best memories of my visit. The staff, Miguel and Leonardo provided us with interesting history and were very attentive as we hiked making sure we were all ok. At the end you will be able to eat amazing food made by the locals. I had a lot of fun going on this tour and would recommend it to others.